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…

The Swan Bed of Maymont

The Swan Bed is the most iconic piece of furniture in the Dollanganger Saga, its vivid description mesmeries readers and its often been wondered if such a bed existed ……. Well, although not quite as elaborate, it does not contain a ruby red eye nor a miniature version of itself, there is such a bed…

Virginias Message on Child Abuse

One of our members, Candace Marie Butler who also runs the highly successful Whispered Dreams Theatre , a VCANDREWS role play, on Facebook shared with us her fantastic essay in which she cites Virginia Andrews works as an example of the continuous cycle of child abuse within families. As Candaces essay not only displays the…

Corrines Pearls

Corrine’s diamond butterfly clasp pearl necklace is such an important detail in the Dollanganger saga. It is spoken of in the first three books , having created a lasting impression with both the Dollanganger children and in turn, the readers. AtticSecrets were thrilled when the wonderful Julianne Hannes (expert at tracking things down) posted an…