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Yew Hall

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Yew Hall, built at the time of the Crusades, is a house to which most things have happened during the last 800 years and it is an important a character in this unusual story of the beautiful young Arabella, her husband and his twin brother.
156 pages
Published September 7th 1972 by Random House Children's Books
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Jane
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I’ve always loved stories spun around houses. That’s why, when I was looking for Lucy M Boston’s memoirs in my library’s catalogue, I was distracted by the title ‘Yew Hall.’

And then I was intrigued, when I discovered that it was Lucy M Boston’s first published work, and that she had described it as, ”a poem to celebrate my love of the house”.

And the opening chapters live up to that wonderful description. An unnamed narrator speaks of her home with such intimacy and such love. She knows its histo
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May 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Yew Hall was published as a book for young adults, although its subject matter - watching the marriage of two charismatic young people go badly wrong - seems to me to be unlikely to attract young readers these days. It's also a celebration of a house - the original Green Knowe, in real life the manor at Hemingford Grey near Cambridge - and is a wonderful book for anyone who loves old houses and gardens. If, like me, you'll read anything by L.M.Boston over and over again, it's a treasure.
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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. B

Boston was educated at a Susse
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