Rereading Our Childhood

Rereading The Children of Green Knowe by L.M. Boston

July 13, 2023 Mary Grace McGeehan and Deborah Kalb Season 1 Episode 5
Rereading Our Childhood
Rereading The Children of Green Knowe by L.M. Boston
Show Notes

Oops! Mary Grace made a mockery of the show title by picking a book that it turns out she probably didn't read as a child. What she (and Deborah) actually did read was The RIVER at Green Knowe. Nevertheless, they had a great time discussing The Children of Green Knowe, the first book in the series, which is about a boy named Tolly who goes to live with his great-grandmother in a mansion haunted by seventeenth-century children. It was well-written but kind of plotless. As they know from being in a book group together for decades, though, not-so-good books often make for the best discussions and that was the case this time. Listen to the episode here. 

Here's the Amazon review that Mary Grace mentioned where the reviewer complains about the book being edited to remove references to a servant's child being born out of wedlock. 

Other books about meeting up with children from the past that Mary Grace discussed:

Seven-Day Magic by Edward Eager

George Washington and the Magic Hat by Deborah Kalb (yes, that Deborah Kalb)

John Adams and the Magic Bobblehead by Deborah Kalb

Thomas Jefferson and the Return of the Magic Hat by Deborah Kalb

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You can find Deborah’s author interviews on her blog, Books Q&A by Deborah Kalb, and Mary Grace’s adventures in the 1920s on her blog, My Life 100 Years Ago.

This episode was edited by Adam Linder of Bespoken Podcasting.

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