The House at the End of Hope Street

The House at the End of Hope Street

Large Print - 2013
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Distraught over her stalled academic career, Alba is walking through Cambridge, England, and finds herself in front of 11 Hope Street. A beautiful older woman named Peggy greets Alba and invites her to stay, on the house's usual conditions: she has ninety-nine nights to turn her life around. But this is no ordinary house. Past residents -- including Virginia Woolf and Dorothy Parker -- have hung around to help newcomers . . literally, in portraits on the walls.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2013
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410461346
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT Praag 2013
Characteristics: 447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Aug 21, 2015

I *LOVED* this book. Harry Potter for adult women :-)

Mar 31, 2015

pretty enjoyable. some surprises, but the ending was so neatly tied up with a bow that I was disappointed. all in all, it was a fun read

Dec 01, 2014

I really lovedthis book! There was fantasy and it was really magical.

Sep 20, 2014

A charming fairy tale, mildly feminist. I liked it.

Aug 10, 2014

I was very disappointed with this book. None of the characters grabbed me and made me care about them. The plot was OK, whimsical but not developed enough for me.

Jun 26, 2014

A delightful read- especially liked that she saw peoples' speech in colours...

ontherideau May 12, 2014

What would the house put in YOUR room?

Apr 05, 2014

This is a lovely, sweet book all about love of all kinds, and about realizing what life means and what one should do with it. Alba is totally beaten down and discovers the House and the end of Hope Street (a big hint there), and the story ensues. Mystical, whimsical things happen. Photographs talk, the house makes old house sounds, the spirits of past lives watch over the current inhabitants. All ends very well but it is a nice comforting ride to that ending. A quick easy read with just a bit of thought-provocation to keep you thinking. A feel-good read.

LaughingOne Sep 08, 2013

Count me among those who thoroughly enjoyed this novel novel. At many times throughout my life I could have used a magical house that dropped hints on me (literally) with sound advice to help improve my life. I especially enjoyed that Alba saw in colours as I do that too. Some of the take-away messages I read were "Trust yourself" and "Find your passion and go for it" -- great messages!

annms725 Jul 19, 2013

Whimsical and magical are good words to describe this book. And, so imaginative! I didn't want it to end!

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Jun 28, 2014

deedee123 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 14


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