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Stairway to a Secret

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
An American girl spends a romantic year in London visiting her godmother.
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published 1953 by E.P. Dutton & Co.
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Billie Cockerham
I loved it! I was in Jr. High at that time and very much in love with anything set in England. I wanted to write myself and it was very encouraging to me. I loved it so much that I sent a fan letter to Ms. Wehen. I signed it Lauree rather than Billie since you don't find too many girls outside the south named Billie. I was crazy about the hero Peter Finch and hoped I would meet a man like him. Much to my surprise I received a letter from the author telling me about living in the San Francisco ar ...more
Mar 31, 2010 CLM rated it really liked it
Recommended to CLM by: Jan
Shelves: ya, re-read, uk, 20th-century
It was growing dark, and across London, one by one, the lights were winking on. Catharine Ann Carpenter, walking past Berkeley Square toward Piccadilly, glanced with surprise at her watch. It couldn't be dusk yet...

It wasn't. It was just three o'clock. But the afternoon was already so dim that she could scarcely see the outlines of the gazebo at the center of the Square; or, fastened to the house railings, the famous black iron link extinguishers where footmen had once snuffed their torches of f
Nov 19, 2008 Jan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: clm (constance)
Shelves: mystery, romance
A more impartial reviewer may give this book a 2 or 3, but I found this little mystery/romance set in post WWII England as charming as when I read and reread it as a teen. And reread it. And reread it.
Apr 28, 2010 Bev rated it liked it
I've enjoyed this lightweight romantic suspense novel since my junior high school days. I keep re-reading it to get a picture of London.
Michelle Newell
Feb 10, 2014 Michelle Newell rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books as a young teen! I still reread it periodically, and enjoy it all over again.
Pamela Shropshire
Aug 01, 2016 Pamela Shropshire rated it it was amazing
Another favorite during my preteen/early teen years! I fell in love with Peter - perhaps this was the beginning of my fascination with spies!
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YA, read in the sixties.
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