The House on the Hill

Eileen Dunlop

Availability:
Out of print

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Philip and his awful cousin Susan dislike each other, but form an uneasy alliance when they discover the secret room in Aunt Jane's gloomy mansion …

Format:
paperback
Size:
180 x 110 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Age Range:
From 10 to 13 years
Extent:
148 pages
ISBN:
9780862412449
Publication date:
01 Jan 1990
Series:
Kelpies

Description

Philip is in despair at the thought of having to stay with 'stuck up old aunt Jane' in her vast gloomy mansion. Worse still, his awful cousin Susan is living there too.

At first Susan and Phillip dislike each other intensely, but form an uneasy alliance when they discover the secret room upstairs. If it has been empty for several years, why is there a light on there every night?
Intrigued, the two cousins start to investigate. As they dig deeper and deeper into the past the terrible secrets of the house on the hill start to unfold…

Reviews

'Themes of family feuds, peer pressure at school, courage and weakness, in addition to the essential solving of the mystery, make this novel a page-turner. The characters are finely drawn and lifelike, and the contrasts between the enclosed atmosphere of the house on the hill and the outside world enhance the special relationships which are built up.'
-- Treasure Island: A guide to Scottish fiction for young readers aged 10-14, Summer 2003

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Unfortunately this book is now out of print.

Also by Eileen Dunlop (Also Out of Print):
A Royal Ring of Gold
A Flute in Mayferry Street

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