L. M. Boston's thrilling and chilling tales of Green Knowe, a haunted manor deep in an overgrown garden in the English countryside, have been entertaining readers for half a century. While eagerly following each stage of the new stone manor house his father is building to replace their old wooden Saxon hall, Roger, a young boy part Saxon and part Norman, becomes involved with ancient magic that carries him through time. During the construction of the family home, Green Knowe, Roger unearths two magic stones, which allow him to journey to different centuries. Capturing the enthusiasm of a boy stumbling into unexpected adventure, Simon Vance's narration is warm as Roger unifies future inhabitants of the land and uncovers a changing landscape. Vance's ability to switch between Norman and Saxon accents allows the listener to easily distinguish characters and time periods. His voice radiates the surprise and wistfulness of the characters as they realize that Green Knowe must change as time passes.
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