The House Of Secrets

The House Of Secrets While staying with their aunt in an English seaside town the Mallory children find a secret passage into the mysterious old house next door where their efforts to help a strange girl lead to trouble

  • Title: The House Of Secrets
  • Author: Nina Bawden
  • ISBN: 9780395586709
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Hardcover
  • While staying with their aunt in an English seaside town, the Mallory children find a secret passage into the mysterious old house next door, where their efforts to help a strange girl lead to trouble and adventure.

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    1. Nina Bawden

      Nina Bawden was a popular British novelist and children s writer Her mother was a teacher and her father a marine.When World War II broke out she spent the school holidays at a farm in Shropshire along with her mother and her brothers, but lived in Aberdare, Wales, during term time.Bawden attended Somerville College, Oxford, where she gained a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.Her novels include Carrie s War, Peppermint Pig, and The Witch s Daughter A number of her works have been dramatised by BBC Children s television, and many have been translated into various languages In 2002 she was badly injured in the Potters Bar rail crash, and her husband Austen Kark was killed.Bawden passed away at her home in London on August 22, 2012.

    973 thoughts on “The House Of Secrets”

    1. Considering I was the child who spent hours banging at the basement paneling in my parents' house, hoping to find a hidden spring that would unlock a hitherto-undiscovered chamber, I would have adored Nina Bawden's The Secret Passage. A number of themes in this children's novel are old-fashioned enough that they wouldn't have been amiss in an E. Nesbit classic like The Railway Children—a trio of youths who've lost a parent, a forced relocation to somewhere exotic and strange, the titular secre [...]


    2. Synopsis:The House of Secrets was written by Nina Bawden and was published in 1963 in England under the title The Secret Passage. The novel follows three siblings who have to move to Enlgland to live with their Aunt Mabel after their mother dies. Aunt Mabel lives in a boarding house and while living there, the children discover a secret passageway leading to the big house next door. This discovery leads them to discover a few different secrets.Storyline:The storyline was really simple and I did [...]


    3. The more work of Bawden’s which I read, the more I am beginning to favour her children’s stories over her adult offerings. The last couple of the latter which I have read have been thoroughly disappointing. I was a little apprehensive when I began The Secret Passage, but I very much enjoyed it. The story is relatively short (only 155 pages in the lovely old Puffin edition I have), but it is so well written. The relatively simple story – three children living in Africa suddenly have to move [...]


    4. Really enjoyed this children's book from 1963 - but then with 3 children having to move to another country to live with an emotionless aunt, and with an empty house next door to secretly explore, what's not to enjoy?


    5. I think I must have read this before -- and either it was very long ago, or I was particularly unwell at the time, because every aspect of this story is something I had already half-constructed into what I thought was an original idea of my own. Nope! Just something forgotten from childhood lurking in my subconscious: a leopard swept away on a tree branch in a flash flood, a huge friendly sculptor named Abe who lives in the garden shed, a lonely aunt with a tragic past in a rickety old boarding [...]


    6. Nina Bawden’s “The House of Secrets”, the same thing as "The secret Passage", kicks off with a trio of children from Kenya who arrive in England, curious of the lives lived there by the seemingly foreign people, which include their Aunt Mabel, with whom they are living with and help in her daily activities. Later, their curiosity leads them into questioning the abandoned house they call the “House of Secrets”. I take interest in this book as it gives the reader a sense of suspense lead [...]


    7. Synopsis copied from alibris: After their mother dies, siblings John, Mary, and Ben are forced to leave their home in Africa and move in with their Aunt Mabel. As the siblings attempt to adjust to life with their aunt, they befriend their troubled next-door neighbor and find themselves caught up in a dangerous adventure.This is a young adult book I read a year or two ago; it was interesting and well written, enjoyable for an adult.


    8. It is an excellent story. It's very intitutive and thoughtful. I love how the author explores the children's personailty. I love the old lady Miss Pin. Also all the delightful characters you meet are well developed. Althought it is a short story it might have been better if it had a stronger ending but otherwise I am looking forward to her other books.




    9. 3 1/2 stars. Love the beginning in Kenya, which reminded me that I did so much of my learning about the world from reading novels as a child.


    10. Nina Bawden's characters are so fresh and ferocious; I just love them. Her work seems to me so modern, or perhaps timeless is a better descriptor.


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