Series: Green Knowe

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  • Series: Green Knowe Series Record # 7311
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  • Note:
    • "As always, the principal character is the house itself, based on Mrs Boston's own ancient home. This time we are back to the very beginning , in 1120 ..." --John Rowe Townsend The Guardian 1976-07-01 p11 "Places in Time" (very positive) "Boston returns to her abiding theme, the twelfth-century house (in which she lives), with its generations of child ghosts." --Naomi Lewis The Observer 1976-07-11 p23 "Children's Books" (positive)
    • "A BOY holds a lantern in the bows of a boat, rowed by an old man between the trees of a flooded garden, to a tall single-gabled house beyond. This image, the cover to the original edition of The Children of Green Knowe, was drawn by Peter Boston as one of the illustrations to the first children's story written by his mother, Lucy Boston, in 1954. The fictional boy, Tolly, was based on himself.   "More Green Knowe books were published, up to The Stones of Green Knowe (1976), all with Peter's atmospheric but sharply detailed line drawings and scraperboards. ...   "The house which inspired them was the Manor, Hemingford Grey, a rare Norman stone house which Lucy Boston bought shortly before the outbreak of war in 1939. ..." --Alan Powers, "Obituary: Peter Boston", The Independent 1999-11-30
  • Series Tags: juvenile fantasy (6), 17th century (1), family history (1)
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