The House in Norham Gardens by Penelope Lively October 4, 2012 by K 40 Norham Gardens is a vast, eccentric Victorian house whose rooms are filled with old paper, old clothes and antiquated furniture. The thoughts of people both past and present mingle together. A carved shield she finds in the attic, brought from New Guinea years ago, causes fourteen-year-old Clare disturbing dreams. Visit Penelope’s website The House in Norham Gardens is on our UKYA Top 100 list. Advertisements Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Author: K YA writer. Voracious reader. Feminist. Home educator. Addicted to tea and Twitter.