Virginia Andrews

Virginia Andrews

Author of : Flowers in the Attic,Garden of Shadows,Heaven,Darkest Hour,Melody

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Cleo Virginia Andrews (June 6, 1923 – December 19, 1986), better known as V. C. Andrews or Virginia C. Andrews, was an American novelist. She was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. Andrews died of breast cancer at the age of 63.

Andrews' novels combine Gothic horror and family saga, revolving around family secrets and forbidden love (frequently involving themes of consensual incest, most often between siblings), and they often include a rags-to-riches story. Her best-known novel is the bestseller Flowers in the Attic (1979), a tale of four children locked in the attic of a wealthy Virginia family for over three years by their estranged pious grandmother.

Her novels were so successful that after her death her estate hired a ghost writer, Andrew Neiderman, to write more stories to be published under her name. In assessing a deficiency in her estate tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service argued (successfully) that Virginia Andrews's name was a valuable commercial asset, the value of which should be included in her gross estate.

Quotes:

“Love doesn't always come when you want it to. Sometimes it just happens, despite your will.” 

“People make the rules of society, not God.” 

“There is no hate such as that born out of love betrayed- and my brain screamed out for revenge.” 

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