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The House at the End of Hope Street - Menna van Praag
The House at the End of Hope Street
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When Alba Ashby, the youngest Ph.D. student at Cambridge University, suffers the Worst Event of Her Life, she finds herself at the door of 11 Hope Street. There, a beautiful older woman named Peggy invites Alba to stay on the house’s unusual conditions: she’ll have ninety-nine nights, and no... show more
When Alba Ashby, the youngest Ph.D. student at Cambridge University, suffers the Worst Event of Her Life, she finds herself at the door of 11 Hope Street. There, a beautiful older woman named Peggy invites Alba to stay on the house’s unusual conditions: she’ll have ninety-nine nights, and no more, to turn her life around.

Once inside, Alba discovers that 11 Hope Street is no ordinary house. Past residents include Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Parker, and Agatha Christie, who all stayed there at hopeless times in their lives and who still hang around—quite literally—in talking portraits on the walls. With their help Alba begins to piece her life back together and embarks on a journey that may save her life.

Filled with a colorful, unforgettable cast of literary figures, The House at the End of Hope Street is a wholly imaginative novel of feminine wisdom and second chances, with just the right dash of magic.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143124948 (0143124943)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 The House at the End of Hope Street
While there were moments that fell a bit short, I found this one overall charming; played well with my assumptions, made me think and made me want to visit the place, sounds like a great place for a break.
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.5 The House at the End of Hope Street
I think my first experience reading about a house that was 'alive' might have been A Discovery of Witches; it was the first one to make an impression, anyway, and I was thoroughly charmed by the idea. The House at the End of Hope Street makes the house a central character, and I just ate it up. I ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 The House at the End of Hope Street
Though the synopsis only mentions Alba and Peggy there are actually two other women in this book as well. We also have Carmen, who is hiding something dark in the garden of the house. And we have Greer, who is fresh off dumping her fiancee after finding him with someone else. The house itself is an...
Jolene
Jolene rated it
3.0 The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna Van Praag
**Thank you to Penguin and Netgalley for providing this in exchange for an honest review**I liked this, but didn't love it. This was a much lighter read then I expected. I think the problem was the author tried to fit too much in this book. I like books with large cast. And yes, I do want to know ab...
Skinny Dipping Into Books
Skinny Dipping Into Books rated it
1.5 What a house, what a bore.
Netgalley: We have a house. It’s a magical house. It is a house that only appears to those who need it. Three characters. Some lovers. Some family members. Can this be my review? Derivative and contrived, this novel was congealed, uninventive replication of other literature. The themes were n...
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