Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Andrews, Virginia C

(1933-1986) US writer and painter, author of several bestselling Psychological Thrillers. There is a sense of almost supernatural Bondage in the primal setting that defines her best-known sequence, the Dollanganger Children series – Flowers in the Attic (1979), Petals on the Wind (1980), If There Be Thorns (1981), Seeds of Yesterday (1984) and Garden of Shadows (1987), the last being completed by Andrew Neiderman (1940-    ). The children, imprisoned in an attic by their evil mother, create a private universe in their heated imaginations. Neiderman, himself a noted Horror writer, has either completed from VCA's apparently copious notes or written solo a number of further books, the more recent of them being signed "The New Virginia Andrews". Flowers in the Attic was filmed in 1987. [JC]

Virginia Cleo Andrews


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