The House in Norham Gardens
A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime
No.40 Norham Gardens, Oxford, is the home of Clare Mayfield, her two aged aunts and two lodgers. It's a huge Victorian rabbit-warren of a house, full of all manner of memorabilia from days gone by. Clare discovers in a junk room the vividly painted shield which her great-grandfather, an eminent anthropologist, had brought back from New Guinea. She becomes obsessed with its past and determined to find out more about its strange origins. Dreams begin to haunt her - dreams of another country, another culture, and strange, shadowy people whom she feels are watching her. Who are they? And what do they want?