The House at the End of Hope Street

The House at the End of Hope Street Menna van Praag
  • Title: The House at the End of Hope Street
  • Author: Menna van Praag
  • ISBN: 9780143124948
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • The House at the End of Hope Street Menna van Praag The House at the End of Hope Street Casts an enthralling spell giving both characters and readers not only what they most want but what they ultimately need Brunonia Barry bestselling author of The Lace Reader When Alba Ashby the yo
    Casts an enthralling spell, giving both characters and readers not only what they most want, but what they ultimately need Brunonia Barry, bestselling author of The Lace Reader When Alba Ashby, the youngest Ph.D student at Cambridge University, suffers the Worst Event of Her Life, she finds herself at the door of 11 Hope Street There, a beautiful older woman named P Casts an enthralling spell, giving both characters and readers not only what they most want, but what they ultimately need Brunonia Barry, bestselling author of The Lace Reader When Alba Ashby, the youngest Ph.D student at Cambridge University, suffers the Worst Event of Her Life, she finds herself at the door of 11 Hope Street There, a beautiful older woman named Peggy invites Alba to stay on the house s unusual conditions she ll have ninety nine nights, and no , to turn her life around Once inside, Alba discovers that 11 Hope Street is no ordinary house Past residents include Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Parker, and Agatha Christie, who all stayed there at hopeless times in their lives and who still hang around quite literally in talking portraits on the walls With their help Alba begins to piece her life back together and embarks on a journey that may save her life Filled with a colorful, unforgettable cast of literary figures, The House at the End of Hope Street is a wholly imaginative novel of feminine wisdom and second chances, with just the right dash of magic.
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    About Menna van Praag


    1. Menna van Praag was born in Cambridge, England and studied Modern History at Oxford University Her first novella an autobiographical tale about a waitress who aspires to be a writer Men, Money Chocolate has been translated into 26 languages Her first work of literary fiction, The House at the End of Hope Street, was inspired by an idea the author had to set up a house for female artists to give them a year to fulfil their artistic ambitions Her next novel, The Dress Shop of Dreams, is set on the magical street of All Saints Passage where a scientist falls in love with a mysterious man who has a magical voice All Menna van Praag s novels, excepting Happier Than She s Ever Been, are set among the colleges, cafes and bookshops of Cambridge, England.Men, Money Chocolate 2009 Hay House Happier Than She s Ever Been 2011 Hay House The House at the End of Hope Street 2013 Penguin The Dress Shop of Dreams 2014 Random House The Witches of Cambridge 2015 Random House


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    1. Onvan The House at the End of Hope Street Nevisande Menna van Praag ISBN 067078463X ISBN13 9780670784639 Dar 293 Safhe Saal e Chap 2013

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    2. A fun, easy to read book with quirky characters and a touch of magic thrown in I enjoyed it very much Set in Cambridge, England it is about women who for various reasons have reached the end of their tether and who are given the opportunity to find themselves again while they stay in the magical house A bit serious, a bit whimsical but a whole lot entertaining I will be looking out for this author s other books.

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    3. Loved this book Magical, quirky, enchanting I could go on All books do not have to be literary fiction, sometimes it is just so comforting to read a book that is fun, with some great characters and an important message, all couched in the most wonderful way Dorothy Parker, Sylvia Plath, many of literature greats as well as feminist icons are all present, speaking and helping the woman who are called to this house Even the cups and saucers change pictures daily, the walls laugh and messages float [...]

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    4. This house may not give you what you want, but it will give you what you need The house has stood at the end of Hope Street for nearly two hundred years So begins Menna van Praag s debut novel In those opening pages, nineteen year old Cambridge doctoral student Alba Ashby, reeling from an unnamed worst event in her life, is inexplicably drawn to the house Alba is than an academic over achiever She sees things that others can t ghosts and auras, but also vibrant and colorful scents and sounds Sh [...]

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    5. I am not going to be able to praise this book enough I am enraptured by its perfectly woven tale and the intricate characters and the magical house that lies inside its pages I am completely in love with this magical house, and the idea of it appearing to women who have lost their hope, hence the name Hope Street I was already sold on this idea, and then Menna has to go and add talking pictures and charming ghosts to the mix as well This story follows Alba Ashby, who is a rather odd character wi [...]

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    6. I think this setting is every reader s dream Alba Ashby What a perfect name for a protagonist, right thinks her life is over and she s got nothing left to live for when suddenly she finds herself standing in front of this old Victorian house, filled with magical trinkets The house is run by Peggy Abbott, and takes in women boarders who are meant for greatness and have hit a stumbling block in figuring out where to go next The author has crafted a fun novel that combines comedy, magic, and has se [...]

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    7. My rating 2 of 5 starsA copy of The House at the End of Hope Street was provided to me by Pamela Dorman Books for review purposes If you stay I can promise you this This house may not give you what you want, but it will give you what you need And the even that brought you here, the thing you think is the worst thing that s ever happened When you leave, you ll realize it was the very best thing of all Alba, Carmen and Greer all recently experienced life changing events that they never thought the [...]

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    8. Menna Van Praag has written a magical tale in Hope Street, a story full of whimsy, literary ghosts, and secrets The main characters are multi dimensional and intriguing, full of quirks and foibles, but also full of strength The house is a character in its own right, so well sketched that it lingers in the mind after the book is done I loved the literary ghosts, true to history and to something deeper an abiding and uplifting faith in the power of women to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstac [...]

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    9. When I saw praise for this book on the jacket by three authors I really like, I knew I was in for a treat Indeed, this is an absolutely delightful novel about a magical house with female empowerment as a key theme If you were an English major like me, you ll appreciate the literary references even If you don t recognize them all, don t fear as there s a handy reference guide at the end

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    10. The House At The End Of Hope StreetByMenna Van PraagMy in a nutshell summaryAlba finds a house of red bricksher life is a MESSe house is magicald she gets to stay there for 99 days because that s how long the house will give her to feel all better again My thoughts after reading this bookWell.t of all I love Peg, Moge cat.sible catd her thick cups of creamy cocoa ThenI loved every word of this precious book I think I would call this book a magical adult fantasy because it truly is filled with de [...]

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    11. Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers of this book for the ARC.Feminists Unite That s what comes to mind with this book It is definitely a woman s book, but I am sure some men would enjoy it too.Alba is nineteen and her life is in a tailspin For reasons that she cannot explain, she is drawn the the house at the end of Hope Street It is as though the house is calling to her, and naturally she knocks on the door and is greeted by Peggy the person in charge of the house.It turns out that the house [...]

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    12. This book is a wonderful treat, I couldn t put it down It s so full of love and live, so skillfully written you became friends with the characters and the house right away and you feel as if you live in it You can hear, feel and smell it It made me hold my breath, I laughed and cried with it A truly inspiring and magical book, you can t stop reading and you wish it will never end.

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    13. I read this novel for a challenge I was looking for something cute, light, and not too long The blurb seemed charming, and it has glowing GR reviews, it looked like a good choice Unfortunately, it didn t work for me Probably, this novel is best suited to younger readers who enjoy magic, ghosts, romance and fairy tales Personally, I wasn t impress by the writing, the author uses too many standard tropes, the plot is far fetched and silly, the characters too melodramatic I risked asthenopia from r [...]

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    14. What an absolutely delightful read If you enjoy heartfelt and uplifting literature with a generous sprinkling of magic on the side, then The House at the End of Hope Street is for you.I really don t want to give too much of the plot away, because it is completely wonderful to discover all the twists and turns for yourself There are delicious mysteries to be solved and eccentric characters to fall in love with The entire novel is peppered with literary references, and for a bookworm this is very [...]

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    15. I had the great pleasure of getting a sneak peak of this book in its early incarnations and I can t wait to read the published version this April 2013 You instantly fall in love with the colorful characters the women who live in the house at the end of Hope Street their stories are full of suspense and adventure, romance and mystery Warning once you pick it up you may not be able to put it down, and it is entirely likely that you will be up until 3am reading just one chapter Can t wait to read [...]

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    16. Another wonderful book of Menna van Praag Every book of her touches my heart, they are so charming, wise and inspiring and I always learn so much about myself This one again is a must read for everybody who needs a little hope and trust

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    17. A kind and magical novel for fans of Sarah Addison Allen Beautifully written and delightful on every level I couldn t put it down

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    18. A little gem of a book, utterly enchanting

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    19. I really enjoyed this book, a heart warming story with a little bit of magic.

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    20. ORIGINAL POST fangswandsandfairydustspoDOES YOUR HOUSE GIVE T YOU WHAT YOU NEED Rich in symbolism and beautifully written Von Prang s story is a pleasure to read, and made me long to have had a place like this to go to when times were tough This house is the perfect mother s lap, and like any good mother it provides what you need to get on with life.The magic appears at several levels in the story First, the house itself is filled with magic, and with the wisdom of women who have sheltered in it [...]

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    21. Story Description Pamela Dorman Books April 9, 2013 Hardcover ISBN 978 0 670 78463 9A magical debut novel about an enchanted house that offers refuge to women in their time of need Distraught that her academic career has stalled, Alba is walking through her hometown of Cambridge, England, when she finds herself in front of a house she s never seen before, 11 Hope Street A beautiful older woman named Peggy greets her and invites her to stay, on the house s usual conditions she has ninety nine nig [...]

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    22. 3.5 stars I was really excited to read this book It held tons of promise for literature lovers The novel has a distinct element of magical realism but it isn t the central point of this novel.I loved meeting all the literary greats in this book as well as many other famous women in history They weren t the central focus of the novel though either the book was about the four women of Hope Street Peggy, Greer, Carmen, and Alba.Reading the four stories had an interesting effect on the overall plot [...]

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    23. I LOVED every minute of this book Fans of Sarah Addison Allen will also enjoy this book The House at the End of Hope Street tells the story of 3 women who have lost hope They find themselves at a house that can help them pick up the pieces and get their lives back together, if they let it Alba is the 19 year old intellectual prodigy On top of that, she can see the ghosts of people who are no longer alive But all that stops when her life takes a downward spiral Alba is betrayed by her mentor Prof [...]

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    24. What a delightful reading experience It immediately brought to mind When Autumn Leaves by Amy S Foster and of course all books by Sarah Addison Allen The house was a safe haven for Alba and the friends she met The walls moved, the pictures talked and Stella sat in the kitchen sink How could I not love everything about this book I so look forward to Menna van Praag s next book.Two other reviews said it better than I can The magic appears at several levels in the story First, the house itself is f [...]

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    25. I want to stay or even better, live in the House The author conjures up such vivid and beautiful imagery, of the house itself, its magical tendencies, and its female occupants, both past and present, that by the end of the book you feel like it already is your own home The story kept me guessing, and when all of the various strands had been tied together neatly at the end, I was filled with a sense of complete satisfaction.This novel is the perfect antidote for the struggles that abound in moder [...]

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    26. I was absolutely delighted to read this wonderful story of hope, faith and courage by Menna van Praag, set in the most sublime surroundings If you are a avid reader of Menna s previous books her new book will certainly spoil you The characters are enchanting and charming, and you will follow their courageous lives with every turn of the page I thoroughly enjoyed being whisked away to a wonderful world of magic, secrets, heart ache and joy A pure delight.

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    27. This book didn t pull at my heart strings and twist them as so many of my favorite books do No, this book pulled at my heart strings and made me feel warm and good inside This has to be one of my most favorite book so far this year I melted as I read it The author s writing is beautiful, and I was caught up in the magic of the house, a house that is very much a character itself To cavort with the ghosts of so many famous and admirable women This book was a dream.The house at 11 Hope Street canno [...]

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    28. First impressions LOVE the artwork on the cover Final impressions definitely a captivating read from the first paragraph Fresh, vibrant writing about an old, magical house at the end of Hope Street that s only visible to women during their time of need Like walking through Hogwarts School of Wizardry, long dead women authors and celebrated women in history come to life to give advice, make observations, even scold the women seeking refuge in the house.Main character, Alba, stumbles upon the hous [...]

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    29. Imagine when life seems its bleakest, when one feels all is lost and senses no worthwhile future There is a house awaiting such a moment for many women over many years of the last century and this is the story of four women in particular with mention of many others who can communicate the essence of what they found in this house during their brief stay here Peggy Abbott is the head of this house, holding a commission she accepted long ago and for which she has sacrificed the love of her life Now [...]

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    30. Magical realism is one of my favorite genres, but this book pushed me out of my comfort zone just a bit As I read the first chapter or so, I thought it might be too new age psychic fantasy ghost story for me There were also indications that made me think it was going to be completely predictable I was thrilled, and pleasantly surprised, to be proven wrong.The book s voice is simple in all the good ways, even gentle at times It was easy to get lost in the enchanted world van Praag has created I l [...]

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