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The Whispering Knights

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  49 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Hardcover, 156 pages
Published April 26th 1971 by William Heinemann Ltd (first published 1971)
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Austen to Zafón
Pre-read for my son. Enjoyable ghost story for kids, written by one of my favorite authors, Penelope Lively. Might be a bit too creepy for my son just now, but I think soon he'll be ready for it. Lively based the stones in the book on the Rollright stones, some of which are called The Whispering Knights. Yet another stop to add to my fantasy itinerary of a literary tour of Britain with my son.
When I read the title I thought that it's going to be something crazy and interesting..But it was awful..I really didn't enjoy the book..
Very good! I wish it were easier to get Penelope Lively's books in Canada.
Lisa Frieden
We read this aloud to our 9 year old, who enjoyed it - a taste of British countryside and some English mythology thrown in. With so much new juvenile fiction available these days, the Whispering Knights moved kind of slowly for her. She's definitely a kid of her time, wanting everything fast, fast, FAST.
Jacqui Spink
Still on my Penelope Lively jaunt. I enjoyed this one too - a story about Morgan le Fay - reminiscent of The Weirdstone Of Brisingamen - 3 children accidently summon up evil in the form of Morgan and have to stop her from destroying their village. Again, there is more there to think about than just the good vs evil storyline with the children trying to stop a motorway from being built through their village.
Gary Stocker
Read it mostly because it is loosely connected to the Rollright Stones where I did some voluntary work. Obviously aimed at a younger audience. Still good though. Quite scary in places!
Loved reading this book after visiting the Rollright Stones. Powerful and well-plotted, and the atmosphere of a small Cotswold village is just right.
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Penelope Lively CBE (born March 17, 1933) is a prolific, popular and critically acclaimed author of fiction for both children and adults. She has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize, winning once for Moon Tiger in 1987.

Born in Cairo in 1933, she spent her early childhood in Egypt, before being sent to boarding school in England at the age of twelve. She read Modern History at St Anne
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