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Book Title: A Stranger at Green Knowe|
The author of the book: L.M. Boston
Edition: HMH Books for Young Readers
Date of issue: August 1st 1989
ISBN 13: 9780152817558
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The size of the: 17.18 MB
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I re-read all of the Green Knowe books repeatedly as a child, but reading them again as an adult has been a revelation. The descriptions and the ability to reveal the world the way a child sees it are unparalleled throughout, even in RIVER, which is less a novel than a series of vignettes strung together on the back of a river.
STRANGER is the most powerful and heartbreaking of the four I've re-read so far; it's the story of Hanno the gorilla, captured in the Congo as a baby, and Ping, an orphan who befriends him. The first fifty or so pages are entirely from Hanno's viewpoint and are simply magnificent. When we return to Green Knowe and Ping's story, we're brought back to the delight and charm and simplicity of youthful storytelling, which is maintained all the way up through the relentless and inevitable end. It's masterfully done.
And, in counterpoint, there are also moments of dreadful racism, made all the worse by the utter beauty they're surrounded by. In this, they're a product of their time, which is not to forgive the flaw, but to acknowledge what may be the only aspect of the books that (thankfully) isn't timeless.
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Read information about the authorAlso published as Lucy M. Boston. Full name: Lucy Maria Boston, born Lucy Wood.
Boston was a British author noted for her longevity; she did not have her first book published until she was over 60. She is best known for her Green Knowe books, inspired by her home The Manor in Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire, one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Britain. B
Boston was educated at a Sussex girls' boarding school, was married in 1917, and moved to The Manor in 1939, shortly after separating from her husband. Her books were illustrated by her son Peter (1918-1999).
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