too many words by laura lemay

secret staircase

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Because I read a lot of Nancy Drew books, I had kind of an obsession with hidden passages and staircases when I was a kid, and spent a lot of my wasted youth wandering around my suburban home tapping on walls and pressing knots in the panelling and looking for long-forgotten hiding places that weren’t actually there.

I would have been completely the envy of every ten-year-old girl in my neighborhood if I had found anything. But to find the staircase that had been the inspiration of an nineteenth century novelist who wrote about a guy who stashed his insane wife in the attic so he could romance another woman? Whoa.

(I got it from Darren who got it from Mirabilis)