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The Children of Green Knowe

"You are another Toseland like your grandfather... I used to call him Tolly."


Toseland is the name of a village near The Manor at Hemingford Grey, where Lucy Boston wrote her ghost story, The Children of Green Knowe, and it is the name of the main character. The book is set at the manor house, on the banks of the River Ouse and you can still visit the house today. You can see where the river might flood the garden and the topiary deer that Tolly and Linnet loved.