The Seven Deadly Sins : Wrath

Sin : Wrath Sinner: The Grandmother  Wrath ; Forceful, vindictive anger that expresses itself in a desire to punish someone: Nobody quite represents Wrath than that of The Grandmother in Flowers in the Attic. Way before her appearance at the Christmas Party in Ruby Red ( the colour of Wrath itself) her self righteous anger at…

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 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…

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…

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…

Swedish Family recreate Dollanganger Stepbacks

You can always count on Julianne Hannes aka @CorrineFoxworthII to come up with some amazing facts and finds in the VCA world. In fact,  I doubt Malcolm Foxworth s PI could do a better job than she does 😉 This week she bought to the attic some amazing photos of a Swedish Family who had…

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…

Flowers in the Attic to appear on Broadway

Yesterday #ConversationsLive with Cyrus Webb released an Interview with Andrew Neiderman regarding the news that, due to the success of Christopher Bentivegna s production of Flowers in the Attic: The Stage Play which had its world premiere in New Orleans this August , interest had been renewed in Neidermans adaptation of the V C Andrews…

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…

Corrines Plan

This week one of our favourite tweeters Marisol K asked @AtticSecrets79 if Corrine really was smart enough to have thought up the poisoning plan by herself ? I put her question to the AtticSecrets group and we had , as usual, a great discussion on this and all things Corrine Everyone has an opinion on…

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 ,…