The House at the End of Hope Street: A Novel by Menna Van Praag

By Menna Van Praag

A magical debut approximately an enchanted apartment that gives shelter to girls of their time of need

Distraught that her educational profession has stalled, Alba is jogging via her fatherland of Cambridge, England, while she unearths herself in entrance of a home she's by no means obvious sooner than, eleven desire highway. a stunning older girl named Peggy greets her and invitations her to stick, at the house's traditional stipulations: she has ninety-nine nights to show her lifestyles round. With not anything left to lose, Alba takes an opportunity and strikes in.

She quickly discovers that this can be no usual condominium. prior citizens have incorporated Virginia Woolf and Dorothy Parker, who, after receiving the help they wanted, hung round to aid newcomers—literally, in conversing pictures at the wall. As she escapes into this new global, Alba starts off a trip that might heal her wounds—and even perhaps store her life.

jam-packed with a colourful and unforgettable forged of literary figures, The apartment on the finish of wish Street is a captivating, whimsical novel of desire and female knowledge that's absolute to attract fanatics of Jasper Fforde and particularly Sarah Addison Allen.

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By Menna Van Praag

A magical debut approximately an enchanted apartment that gives shelter to girls of their time of need

Distraught that her educational profession has stalled, Alba is jogging via her fatherland of Cambridge, England, while she unearths herself in entrance of a home she's by no means obvious sooner than, eleven desire highway. a stunning older girl named Peggy greets her and invitations her to stick, at the house's traditional stipulations: she has ninety-nine nights to show her lifestyles round. With not anything left to lose, Alba takes an opportunity and strikes in.

She quickly discovers that this can be no usual condominium. prior citizens have incorporated Virginia Woolf and Dorothy Parker, who, after receiving the help they wanted, hung round to aid newcomers—literally, in conversing pictures at the wall. As she escapes into this new global, Alba starts off a trip that might heal her wounds—and even perhaps store her life.

jam-packed with a colourful and unforgettable forged of literary figures, The apartment on the finish of wish Street is a captivating, whimsical novel of desire and female knowledge that's absolute to attract fanatics of Jasper Fforde and particularly Sarah Addison Allen.

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Xalyth: drow female F7; AC 4 (drow chainmail +1); MV 12; 44 hp; #AT 3/2 rounds; Dmg by weapon (1d8: long sword or sword of dancing; 1d4: dagger; 1-3: hand crossbow bolts, 60-yard range, save vs. poison at -4 or sleep for 2d4 hours, 2 bows and 33 bolts carried); THAC0 14; S 15, D 14, C 16,I 18, W 17, CH 16; spell use (innate drow powers); CE. “Not A Lady” Xalyth rose from humble origins (as a child, she emptied chamberpots—by hand—onto her father’s dung-cart, to be taken to the fungus-farm fields) to dominate gem-dealing (and under-the-table fencing of stolen goods) in Menzoberranzan.

They turn to the moneylenders, who also act as moneychangers for outsiders. Menzoberranyr accept all surface coinages, but prefer metal or gems of intrinsic value. A drow is happier with silver or gold coins than copper pieces, because the metal can be melted and reshaped for use where the coinage is not honored. The moneylenders of Menzoberranzan also deal in trade bars, rare shells, the jarred and jellied eyeballs used by some mind flayers, all known types of gems, perfumes, and even rare foods and plants.

In the southwestern corner of Qu’ellarz’orl is the entrance to The Chamber of the Ruling Council. Its arched, ironbound double entrance doors are closed and guarded by soldiers of House Baenre and an honor guard from Melee-Magthere at all times, opening only to allow Matron Mothers and their bodyguards into and out of the not-so-secret meetings where the ruling Houses decide what befalls in the city. The Chamber is a small, natural sidecavern dominated by a spider-shaped table. The ruling Mothers sit there in tall, jewelled thrones when Council is in session, the chamber lit by a hundred sweet- 35 The Neighborhoods of the City smelling candles.

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