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…

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…

The Swan Bed

Back in June , Julianne Hannes , who also created this wonderful collage asked : What was the significance of the Swan Bed ? Is it symbolism ? The Swan bed is dominant within the Dollanganger saga and with anything Virginia does , this was a completely intentional detail. Neisha Chetty explained at the time…

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…

This book is dedicated to my mother

Virginia’s own brother Gene called Flowers in the Attic : ” a book about child abuse.” Her own mother refused to read it …….. So why dedicate such a harrowing story of children suffering to your own mother ? It just doesn’t make sense ……. Of course the cynic in me says that a book…

FITA: The Stage Play Reviews are In !!!!

As FITA: The Stage Play curtain has now closed , AtticSecrets brings to you all the fantastic positive reviews this play has received during it stint. We ‘ d just like to say to Christopher and cast what a wonderful experience we have had with you, thanks for your hard work and thank you for…

Preserving the Attic

Flowers in the Attic always had the opportunity to be a great play. In planning stages for over a decade , it was only this year a script was delivered to fans – and initially the reaction was negative. Adapted by Andrew Neiderman , it seemed to sensationalise the incest , diminish the spirit of…

The Garden in the Sky : Purple Grass

Theres a garden in the sky, waiting for me – Catherine Sheffield Seeds of Yesterday The Garden in the Sky : Purple Grass by lorraine-elgar on Polyvore Inner shieldbrisas-1.tumblr.com tubes asiatiquesliledekahlan.eklablog.com grasshome.comcast.net butterflieshome.comcast.net Fadedziggyzpix.blogspot.com Blog-Blog-Blogblogblogblog-necyluv.blogspot.ca Inspired by Cathys Goodbye Letter in Seeds of Yesterday, the purple grass is found within her mystical garden in the…

Mommy Dearest : Rebecca Elizabeth Hollingsworth as Corrine

“Go on, glare your eyes at me, and cry and plead, and talk to me about money and what it can buy. But it can’t buy back a child once he’s dead!” The death of Cory left so much pain and so many things in its wake. How was Corrine this heartless? So asks Jennifer…

The History of Foxworth Hall

By Julianne Hannes Back in the days between 1890 and the 1950s, when one was invited as a guest at a Gilded Age Mansion of one America’s “Elite 400”, often a postcard of the house and stationary with the estates name would be provided. Having your family estate as postcard was a status symbol of…

Like father, Like Daughter

Sometimes I find myself pondering about Corrine and Chris ‘s early years – after they fled Foxworth Hall. So many unanswered questions – How did they survive ? Wasn’t there a war on ? Wouldn’t it seem strange Chris wasn’t in service ? How did they get a house ? And, lastly, and quite importantly…