Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday: 12.23.09

We interrupt the holiday revelling to bring you yet another Waiting On Wednesday post:

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood

About the Book (from "Found running wild in the forest of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander, age ten or thereabouts, keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia, perhaps four or five, has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf, age somewhere-in-the-middle, is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels.

Luckily, Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary governess. Only fifteen years old and a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, Penelope embraces the challenge of her new position. Though she is eager to instruct the children in Latin verbs and the proper use of globes, first she must help them overcome their canine tendencies.

But mysteries abound at Ashton Place: Who are these three wild creatures, and how did they come to live in the vast forests of the estate? Why does Old Timothy, the coachman, lurk around every corner? Will Penelope be able to teach the Incorrigibles table manners and socially useful phrases in time for Lady Constance's holiday ball? And what on earth is a schottische?"

I love Maryrose Wood's books, so I was very excited about this one as soon as she mentioned it in my blogoversary interview with her. It reminds me kind of A Series of Unfortunate Events. But better (hopefully!).

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling will be released on February 23rd, 2010 and is currently available for preorder on

*Waiting On Wednesday is inspired by Jill of Breaking the Spine*


Unknown said...

Okay, I got hooked at "the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females." And this is a series? I must check it out!

Anonymous said...

This book sounds like something I'd love.