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Roscoe's Leap

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Roscoe's Leap - that's the name of the strange old house where Stephen and Hannah had grown up. For Hannah it was a place where the heating was always breaking down and she was the one who had to fix it. But for Stephen it was a place of secrets, a place where something had once happened to him, something dark and terrifying which he couldn't quite remember, yet couldn't q ...more
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (first published October 1st 1987)
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This was just one of those books that I found laying around my house and decided to read. It's the story of a character named Hannah who is extremely annoyed by the way everyone in her family speaks in riddles. She never knows what's going on and she's tired of living in their decrepit old house. The house is named Roscoe's Leap and when a curious man comes to explore their "wonderful" house, things get shifty.
I can't stand the cover for the new editions of the book,
the original cover was a lot less chessy.
About a family living in a mansion that needs to be constantly repaired, and contains a lot of rooms...that hold dark secrets.
You discover that the mansion is not the only thing in the book that needs to be repaired. The ending was fantastic, and very rewarding.
At first I was confused of what was happening but more in the middle kind at the end i finally understood it at thought it was pretty freaky and cool. overall it was a good book i liked it.
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Gillian Cross was born Gillian Arnold in 1945. She was educated at North London Collegiate School, Somerville College, Oxford and the University of Sussex. Although now a full-time writer who often travels and gives talks in connection with her work, she has had a number of informal jobs including being an assistant to a Member of Parliament. For eight years she also sat on the committee which adv ...more
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