Milton Charles

If it wasn’t for Milton Charles,  the book covers could of been so much different for it was he , who came up with this much loved and much copied idea. His genius thought of a plain, stark house cover with a peephole that when opened revealed a hauntingly beautiful scene of terrified children threatened…

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…

FITA The Stage Play Wins numerous awards

On Monday,  AtticSecrets were thrilled to reveal that Christopher Bentivegna s wonderful adaptation of FITA the stage play had won numerous awards on BroadwayWorld for the whole of Louisiana. Out of the five categories it was nominated for,  it walked away with almost a   third of these including Best Play. BroadwayWorld is as it s…

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…

Doesnt everybody love their mother ?

“There are some mothers you can’t love because they simply dont want you to love them ” A sad statement and one that tells us so much about the characters of Corrine and Olivia. What in particular were Olivias motivations behind this? Why didn’t she want Corrine to love her ? In my opinion ,…

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…

Fan Art Friday

Here at AtticSecrets we love our members creativity and adore a bit of fan art ! So, to celebrate our new Twitter handle @atticsecrets79 and Tumblr account AtticSecrets1979 we have launched #FanartFriday showcasing the talent of the fans. First up is this wonderful Attic inspired creation by Julianne Hannes – a long term VCA fan…

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 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…