The Hidden Gallery, by Maryrose Wood

The second book in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series.

The Ashtons have decided to leave Ashton Place while repairs are being made to the house and invite Penelope and the Incorrigible’s to join them. Of course, Penelope snatches the opportunity, thinking only of the children’s education. And of course, she doesn’t plan on tasty pigeons, British guards, and the theater to be a problem.
And why, oh why, didn’t Miss Mortimer give her an actually helpful guide, instead of the Hixby’s Guide to London that is filled with gibberish? And what did that fortune-teller mean by ‘the hunt is on’?!?
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This book is absolutely wonderful! Even more hilarious than the first, and filled with funny new characters, including an old Gypsy fortune-teller and the perfectly nice young man, Mr. Simon Harley-Dickinson.

Much more mysterious than the first book, so many more question are asked than answered, so be prepared to go straight into the third book!

The narrator is just as entertaining and enjoyable as before; please do the audio!

Overall Rating: 5/5

Violence: 2/10

Language: 0/10 (does exclaiming ‘blast!’ when a certain book goes missing count?)

Inappropriateness/Romance: 2/10

Audience: Ages 7 and up

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