Best Read [L.M. Boston Peter Boston] Ñ An Enemy at Green Knowe || [Memoir Book] PDF ë

By L.M. Boston Peter Boston | Comments: ( 143 ) | Date: ( Feb 21, 2020 )

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 Now the children of Green Knowe both alive and ghostly are back in appealing new editions The spooky original illustrations have been retained, but dramatic new cover art by Brett HelquistL 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 Now the children of Green Knowe both alive and ghostly are back in appealing new editions The spooky original illustrations have been retained, but dramatic new cover art by Brett Helquist illustrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events gives the books a fresh, timeless appeal for today s readers.


  • Title: An Enemy at Green Knowe
  • Author: L.M. Boston Peter Boston
  • ISBN: 9780152024819
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

L.M. Boston Peter Boston

Also 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 BBoston 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.See also enpedia wiki Lucy_M._



Comments An Enemy at Green Knowe

  • Shayne

    “Enemy at Green Knowe” is the penultimate book in the Green Knowe series. I’m very impressed by the writing in this series. Lucy Boston felt that children shouldn’t be talked down to in books written for them. She said :“I believe children, even the youngest, love good language, and that they see, feel, understand and communicate more, not less, than grownups. Therefore, I never write down to them, but try to evoke that new, brilliant awareness that is their world.”To me this helps h [...]


  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)

    I usually like the Green Knowe books, and I adore L.M. Boston's writing style. However, this one is NOT a favorite. The depiction of black magic is just too close to truth for comfort. I would NOT give this one to children to read. Scary stuff.


  • Michael

    By far the best and creepiest of the Green Knowe books. Made reading the first four titles worthwhile. Brrrr.


  • Hilary

    Another anomaly in the Green Knowe series: it's SCARY. If 'Stranger' had too little magic, 'Enemy' has too much of it: dark, spiteful, evil, black magic that nearly overcomes Mrs Oldknow, that takes everything that Tolly and Ping can throw at it, and that's even almost too strong for Green Knowe itself. In fact, forget scaryit's downright terrifying, and if I'd read it when I was a kid I would probably still be having nightmares.


  • Belinda

    This was my favourite of Lucy M Boston's series.The baddy is so nasty, the deeds so bad, that it's hard to put the book down - I just wanted her to get her comeuppance.Tolly and Ping are great together.I was surprised at how black the magic gets and where the heck is Orlando? When the cats arrived he'd have been invaluable.It seems odd that Boston has simply written Tolly's dog out of these books.Apart from these niggles it is a great read.


  • Mellanie C

    I registered a book at BookCrossing!BookCrossing/journal/14792696


  • Ivonne Rovira

    An Enemy at Green Knowe provides a steep departure for L.M. Boston, more Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone or The Magic Thief than like any of her previous gentle books, which resemble The Water Babies or Alice in Wonderland. First of all — hooray! — Toseland, nicknamed Tolly, returns in An Enemy at Green Knowe, as does his great-grandmother, Mrs. Oldknow. The latter adopted the refugee Ping, who appeared without Tolly in two previous Green Knowe books. All three live happily in the mano [...]


  • Mary

    I am rereading this now, and I'm happy to be doing so. Although "The Children of Green Knowe" will always be my favorite in the series, Boston never writes less than beautifully. If all the "Green Knowe" books are marvellous, this one is set apart by the sense of evil it conveys. Tolly and Ping have come back to the manor house for the end of the summer when their Grand Mother receives a visitor, the scholar Melanie Powers. Ms. Powers is more than a little strange; she is immediately shown to be [...]


  • iamtedae

    Part of a six-book series, this book is uniquely entertaining: magical, surprising, and a little, just a little, frightening, it capitalizes on the feeling that the oldest houses keep some of their history within their walls. This is the most frightening of the books in this series; while I still read it alongside the rest of the books, it was perhaps a little too scary for me at that young age. However, I did enjoy it very much reading it now. This is a story of a full-blown malevolent power at [...]


  • Michael Fitzgerald

    This was the best Green Knowe book so far because it really brought everything from the earlier books together. The new aspect was extremely exciting, but I found the final resolution to be kind of unsatisfying. There were several elements that were introduced that could have been utilized better.Where the heck is Boggis, anyway? He just happens to go on vacation this time - was he in any book other than the first? For a longtime (multi-generational) trusted employee, he's not around that much, [...]


  • Lexi

    I'm not a fan of the creepy overtones of this book. Mrs. Oldknowe says that Green Knowe is "under siege," and the reader experiences all of the deprivation and intensity of a siege without any of the attendant wonder of the previous four books.


  • Rachel Slocombe

    For a children's book this is pretty creepy. We've moved on from friendly ghosts and visiting gorillas to plagues of maggots, attempted murder and demonic possession. The end is very Lovecraftian! Definitely recommend.


  • Isabelle

    I am in two minds about this book. I like some of it, but I find there is too much of a discrepancy between the horrible character (the enemy) and the inhabitants of Green KNowe. What I am trying to say is that the Enemy is really horrible and frightening, but the Old lady and the children are only mildly scared so it's like there is something not quite right. In a way, I had the same feeling for the first book of the series. It seems to me that either the book should be more scary all along or [...]


  • BookSweetie

    This is number FIVE of a SIX-part series (Six is the STONES OF GREEN KNOWE) featuring the ancient house Green Knowe that's based upon an actual English house where author Lucy Boston lived:The Manor at Hemingford Grey built in the 1130s complete with moat and gardens is one of the oldest continuously occupied houses in Britain.Wonderful pictures of the house and the town are available online for readers who search Hemingford Grey (a village) and/or The Manor at Hemingford Grey. In AN ENEMY AT GR [...]


  • Karl Orbell

    The Green Knowe books are always a pleasure to read. The love the author Lucy Boston has for her house and for children is evident on every page of each book and it is an infectious quality. This, combined with clever tales melding history and the supernatural, or the extraordinary, make the series well worth picking up.After, The River At Green Knowe and A Stranger At Green Knowe, which were primarily focussed on present day oddities and were rather "outdoors" in setting, it is a pleasure with [...]


  • Kira

    I think I enjoyed this book more than any of the books in this series after The Children of Green Knowe. It might be because Tolly is back (not that the last two were horribly bad, but I missed him). The villain is more ominous than the challenges or situations in the past three books, though Melanie is perhaps not as fear-invoking as Green Noah was. I was left wondering where Toby, Alexander, and Linnet were hidingrhaps they are shy of Ping? Or it might be that they don't come around as much in [...]


  • Tinika

    Green Knowe is a very special place where the past touches the present and the fantastic can be found everywhere. I read the first four books of the series many deades ago and recall liking them though I can no longer conjure up too many details. I recently became aware that there were actually six books in the series so picked this one up, partly as a memory jog and partly to see how Ms. Boston's writing has stood up to the test of time. (Very well, by the way.) This book has Tolly and Ping vis [...]


  • ElinorLoredan

    As I had hoped, this series picks up after the disappointing River and Stranger. I like Tolly and Ping together, as, as usual, Mrs. Oldknow, as well as some statements about atmosphere and magic. There's some nice creepiness as well, but I found the ending rather anticlimactic. Moreover, there are a lot of unanswered questions: What exactly did Melanie want with the book and the Persian looking-glass? Was she really 'evil', or did she just have some kind of demon in her? What was her connection [...]


  • P.D.R. Lindsay

    This is a scary spooky story from the Green Knowe series. It's a good one to read aloud with your children. Again it is well written and a pleasure to read.Mrs Oldknow tells Tolly and Ping the story of the 17thC alchemist who arrived as a tutor and vanished within a few months in strange and peculiar circumstances. The very next day a weird and nasty woman arrives seeking the alchemist's books. And she won't take no for an answer. She is sure the books are still there and she will do anything to [...]


  • Emily

    There are many odd things that happen at Green Knowe, but this is the first book where some truly terrifying and dangerous events occur. A true "bad guy" shows up in the character of Melanie Powers, who is in search of old books that might be hidden in Green Knowe. The descriptions that Boston gives for this character are just downright creepy. Her strange, hesitant walk, the instance where we retreats from Green Knowe on all fours, and the eerie barking noise she makes - she is enough for any n [...]


  • Kay Carman

    Fifth in the Green Knowe series, this one was too creepy for me. The villainess isn't only evil, but satanic. Description from : "This novel takes a darker turn than previous novels in the series. Both Tolly and Ping are staying at Green Knowe. Mrs. Oldknow tells them the story of Doctor Vogel, a tutor and necromancer who came to a diabolical end at Green Knowe centuries before. The next day, Professor Melanie D. Powers appears, hunting for Vogel's occult papers. Professor Powers' interest is fa [...]


  • Brooke

    This one was so spooky I loved it. It's very different from the rest of the series but it is really good too. It is different because usually the books don't really have a real villain or anything, they are just all imagination. But in this book there's an actual villain and she uses really bad witchcraft to try to influence Tolly and Granny. Parents might not go for this if they are the type of parent who disaproves of Harry Potter and other magic type stories. This book's magic is scary in a w [...]


  • Dwallace

    I enjoyed the book because of the author's writing style and because it was in the Green Knowe series. I didn't like it as well as the other books in the series because of the topic of witchcraft and evil. However, I must say that it is good to show evil and how it affects the person allowing themselves to be influenced by evil.


  • Alaina Sloo

    The chills are back in book five of the wonderfully spooky Green Knowe series. Read the first book in the series, The Children of Green Knowe first. Great for grades 3-5. The Children of Green Knowe


  • Ivan

    L. M. Boston is one of the best authors ever. This is the fifth book in the Green Knowe series and it's almost as good as the first. The difference with this novel is that it's scary - very scary. Again the prose is simply gorgeous; the woman has a way with words. I don't usually get into "series" books - and I've read these over a few years - but these are outstanding in every way.


  • Rachel

    Nick and I have loved all the books in this series. One of the things I appreciate about them is that each book has its own mood and plot, distinct from the others. This one is spooky, as black magic is brought to bear against Green Knowe and its inhabitants. Tolly, Ping and Mrs. Oldknowe must use the house's magic and their own wits and daring to defend themselves.


  • Amy

    Genre: Modern fiction, middle readerThis was a captivating and intersting story. It has wonderful characters and a great storyline. It can be scary at times and may not be suitable for all readers in this group. I do think many readers will enjoy the vivid details and wonderful writing of this author. It is easy to get lost in the book and not stop until the reader has completed it.


  • Lauren

    This title is a bit different than the other Green Knowe books. I found it a bit scary actually, and I would warn parents that they might want to check this one out before they hand it over to a small child. As you would expect, the good guys win, but not before some really awful stuff happens.


  • Siobhan

    I loved the other all the books in the series. I felt like the author sort had lost the plot. It was very strange and distrubing. The main problem though was I felt it didn't seem to fit in with the rest of series.


  • Denise Spicer

    Tolly and Ping are involved in more adventures with Grand Mother Oldknowe. Unlike the other books in this series which are more in the ghost story/fantasy tradition, this one delves into the occult complete with a witch and her curses and a magic Persian Mirror which helps the boys.


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