Haphazard House

When eleven year old Lisa Fuller and her younger brother Josh buy a house in the country with their winnings from a horse race, their whole family encounters strange and wonderful chaos in their new home.
Haphazard House When eleven year old Lisa Fuller and her younger brother Josh buy a house in the country with their winnings from a horse race their whole family encounters strange and wonderful chaos in their new h

  • Title: Haphazard House
  • Author: Mary Wesley
  • ISBN: 9780582081086
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Haphazard House”

    1. From BBC Radio 4 Extra:A family buys a house in near-deserted town, with spooky, time-shifting consequences.

    2. Wonderful writing: at times funny, warm, and ominous as fog. Lisa Fuller and her extended family are moving from London to Coldharbour, on the inspiration of a magic hat, a gallery sale, and a 50-1 Derby horse. The comedy shifts from subtle to absurd; as father deals with his fear of material wealth, mom lobbies for a least one modern convenience, Grandpa frets over his cat, and Lisa bites her dentist. The laughs fade out when the family arrives at their new home. The grounds are known to be hau [...]

    3. I was surprised to find that Mary Wesley had written a children's book. I enjoyed it as I read, but had some difficulty with the ending. I'm curious to know what others thought. I wish I had read it with a group. It had a lot to ponder.

    4. Wonderful writing: at times funny, warm, and ominous as fog. Lisa Fuller and her extended family are moving from London to Coldharbour, on the inspiration of a magic hat, a gallery sale, and a 50-1 Derby horse. The comedy shifts from subtle to absurd; as father deals with his fear of material wealth, mom lobbies for a least one modern convenience, Grandpa frets over his cat, and Lisa bites her dentist. The laughs fade out when the family arrives at their new home. The grounds are known to be hau [...]

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