Dangerous Spaces Summary
Margaret Mahy

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Dangerous Spaces Summary

In Dangerous Spaces eleven-year-old Anthea Wakefield must come to terms with the death of her parents in a boating accident. She must also adapt to a new life in the ancestral family home in rural New Zealand with her Aunt Molly, Uncle Lionel, and cousins Flora and Teddy, not to mention the ghost of Grandfather Lionel, who stays in the house because he cannot bear to let others make any changes. Stifled and harried by a disorganized and alien life in her new home, Anthea seeks refuge in a dream world called Viridian, created by Old Lionel's long-dead brother Henry.

Anthea enters the dream world through the inspiration of dead Henry's stereoscope pictures of ancient monuments and exotic landscapes, and finds, at least initially, a world of panoramic vistas, pure air and snow, and ample space. In a journey down from the dazzling mountains toward a sea (and...

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