‘The Children of Green Knowe’ by Lucy Boston

My Review (5 stars out of 5)

Sent to stay with his great-grandmother in an ancient house, Tolly learns that the old woman has a few tricks up her sleeves, but though she isn’t a witch, there’s something magical about Green Knowe. As Tolly hears the stories about the children who used to live there, he begins to see them…

Though I was an avid reader as a kid, I never came across the first in Lucy Boston’s series, The Children of Green Knowe. Instead, I read about the book a few years ago in another book – Ghostland by Edward Parnell and was inspired to buy a copy. The story is a delightful one, if a little spooky at times. There are no chapters as such, but the book isn’t difficult to read, though the language is occasionally a little dated. One fascinating aspect of the books is that a real house inspired the author to write them, imagining all the people and adventures that might have occurred there.  

A classic of children’s literature.

The Green Knowe House.

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