The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,480 ratings

The Mysterious Howling Publisher's Summary

Of especially naughty children, it is sometimes said: “They must have been raised by wolves.” The Incorrigible children actually were. Discovered in the forests of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels.

Luckily, Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary governess. Only fifteen years old and a graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, Penelope embraces the challenge of her new position. Though she is eager to instruct the children in Latin verbs and the proper use of globes, first she must eliminate their canine tendencies.But mysteries abound at Ashton Place: Who are these three wild creatures? Why does Old Timothy, the coachman, lurk around every corner? Will Penelope be able to civilize the Incorrigibles in time for Lady Constance’s holiday ball? And what on earth is a schottische?

Penelope is no stranger to mystery, as her own origins are also cloaked in secrecy. But as Agatha Swanburne herself once said, “Things may happen for a reason, but that doesn’t mean we know what the reason is—at least, not yet.

©2010 Maryrose Wood (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • The Mysterious Howling

    • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1
    • By: Maryrose Wood
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 894
    • Story
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    Of especially naughty children, it is sometimes said: “They must have been raised by wolves.” The Incorrigible children actually were. Discovered in the forests of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 02-04-15

    Regular price: $22.81

  • Book 2

    • The Hidden Gallery

    • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 2
    • By: Maryrose Wood
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 484
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 428
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431

    Thanks to the efforts of Miss Penelope Lumley, their plucky governess, Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia are much more like children than wolf pups now. They are accustomed to wearing clothes. They hardly ever howl at the moon. And for the most part, they resist the urge to chase squirrels up trees.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place!

    • By Wayne on 11-22-17

    Regular price: $22.81

  • Book 3

    • The Unseen Guest

    • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 3
    • By: Maryrose Wood
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
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    Since returning from London, the three Incorrigible children and their plucky governess, Miss Penelope Lumley, have been exceedingly busy. Despite their wolfish upbringing, the children have taken up bird-watching, with no unfortunate consequences - yet. And a perplexing gift raises hard questions about how Penelope came to be left at the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females and why her parents never bothered to return for her. But hers is not the only family mystery to solve....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect story and perfect narration!

    • By Wayne on 12-01-17

    Regular price: $22.81

  • Book 4

    • The Interrupted Tale

    • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 4
    • By: Maryrose Wood
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
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    Of especially naughty children it is sometimes said, "They must have been raised by wolves." The Incorrigible children actually were. Turning sixteen is a bittersweet occasion for Miss Penelope Lumley: Her parents remain disappointingly absent, and her perfectly nice young playwright friend, Simon Harley-Dickinson, has not been heard from since he went to visit his ailing great-uncle Pudge in the old sailors' home in Brighton.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series!

    • By Wayne on 12-06-17

    Regular price: $26.23

  • Book 5

    • The Unmapped Sea

    • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 5
    • By: Maryrose Wood
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258

    Lord Fredrick Ashton may not feel ready to be a father, but with a little Ashton on the way he's sure about one thing: The wolfish curse on his family must end soon, before the child is born. Penelope willingly takes on the challenge; when Lady Constance's doctor prescribes a seaside holiday, Penelope jumps at the chance to take the three Incorrigible children to Brighton, where she hopes to persuade the old sailor Pudge to reveal what he knows about the Ashton curse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cliffhanger ending; last book release 6/19/2018!

    • By Wayne on 12-13-17

    Regular price: $29.65

  • Book 6

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