Following in the Footsteps of Virginia

Imagine, being able to follow in the footsteps of Virginia herself, visit all the places associated with her personal life …well in this post this is kinda what I’ve hoped to do .I’ve compiled a list and added photos of possible of all the places we know she spent her time – maybe one day…

The Biography of V C Andrews

Ive written before about the mysterious Ms Andrews , how so little of her life is truly known and how that feeds in the mystery surrounding her life … It is widely known Virginia herself fed these mysteries , she rarely gave interviews, she dropped hints when she did driving fans wild with speculation and…

The 40th anniversary of Flowers in the Attic

Finally we re into November which means the fortieth anniversary of Flowers in the Attic is just days away ! Here on Atticsecrets and in the fandom in general there’s been lots of excitement and preparation going on to celebrate this iconic book which will last the whole month long .. Whilst the estate and…

Snow White

Although not specifically mentioned in Flowers in the Attic unlike other fairy tales such as Sleeping Beauty or obvious allusions to them such as Rapunzel or even Hansel and Gretal – there is one other fairy tale FITA borrows heavily from and that is Snow White. The story of Snow White has strong parallels to…

Lisa Falkenstern

Lisa Falkenstern plays a big part in the VCA enterprise being the artist whom has detailed the most stepback artworks of them all. Her intricate style and attention to detail bring our beloved stories to life and help readers develop a sense of character and story long before we become absorbed in its pages. As…

The AtticSecrets Photo Challenge

To celebrate the launch of our brand new instagram account – AtticSecrets I have put together a small challenge for all. Starting with my personal favourite it’s based on Flowers in the Attic and I’d love to see people s artwork, photos and creative interpretation s tagged with the #atticsecretsbookchallenge – of course submissions to…

The Iconic V C Andrews Book Covers

Simple yet stunning ,  Flowers in the Attic  burst into the main stream with a cover idea that not only is iconic but revolutionised the entire paper back world in terms of design. A stark image of a house with a hauntingly beautiful girl peeking out from an attic window ….on closer inspection if you…

If There Be Thorns Analysis

ANALYSIS – If There Be Thorns A lot of readers found ITBT particularly difficult to get through and I myself agree,  due to the change of narrative in the form of Cathy s two sons Jory and Bart. Personally,  I wanted to carry on reading Cathy s experience s as they were so passionate and…

Was Damiens Decision a Selfish or Selfless One?

Damian Adare – a parent desperate to help his child or a man desperate to help himself ? A fantastic discussion opened up on AtticSecrets this past week after Neisha saw a member ask if his decision was a selfish or selfless one on the VCANDREWS Book Club?! – unfortunately this post didn’t gather any…

What’s wrong with VCA ?

Today, I am both honoured and excited to introduce our guest blogger,  talented author, blogger and fellow V C Andrews fan – Kathryn White. I think Kathryn speaks for all of us when she ponders and pinpoint s the following question : What’s Wrong With V.C. Andrews? By Kathryn White Now, lets get one thing…