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…

Real Life Attic Flowers

Our members are amazing, and none more so than Rebecca Gustafson who found this article revealing a real life Flowers in the Attic Scenario. Sharing with us this article taken from the The Victoria Advocate, July 30th 1960  we find a story so similar to the Dollangangers tale its almost uncanny The article reports of…

Where the Greener Grass Grows

Where the Greener Grass Grows was always thought to be an unpublished manuscript of a previously unreleased novel and surprisingly turned out to be the first draft of what ultimately became Petals on the Wind. Excitement enough for any VCA fan, and of course questions were raised – What did it contain ? What was it…

The Mysterious Ms Andrews

  Along with her novels , V C Andrews herself has been the subject of intrigue for her millions of fans worldwide since the publication of Flowers in the Attic in 1979. Notoriously private, yet , contrastingly releasing a novel she claimed to be based on a true story. Rumours have circulated regarding her for…

In search of …a VCA fans holy grail

For years there were whispers and hints of VCA s unpublished work , for over 30 years fans were desperate to find out if the rumours were true …To get their hands on what soon became the holy grail to any VCA fan. Last month , AtticSecrets revealed The Lost Angels of VCA forum moderator…

A Familiar Tale

Clifton L Parker – Virginia’s Grandfather Virginia states part of her writing was “semi autobiographical”  but I believe she used her family history as inspiration too : Take her maternal grandfather for example : Clifton L Parker was born 19th November 1879 – the fifth of six children to Ephraim H Parker and Buenavista L…