The House with 46 Chimneys By Ken Lussey

The House with 46 Chimneys By Ken Lussey


The House With 46 Chimneys is an adventure story set against the background of the early days of the coronavirus lockdown.

Life changes dramatically for Kaleb, Jude and Sequoia when they move to live with their aunt in a rural corner of central Scotland. But then life is changing dramatically for everyone. It’s the beginning of April 2020, the early days of the coronavirus lockdown. The roads are nearly empty of cars and the blue skies almost clear of aeroplanes.

Three local children they meet – in a socially distanced way – draw them into a two-century old family mystery involving the haunting of the nearby ruins of Dunmore Park, ‘The House With 46 Chimneys’. As the book builds to its climax, the children are faced with a decision. Do they try to right a wrong that was done in 1828, a wrong that has had consequences ever since? Or is doing so simply too dangerous?

My Thoughts:

This is an adventure story aimed at younger readers, it is set in April 2020 just before the onset of Coronavirus had impacted. The story involves three children and we see how their life changes especially when their parents are key workers and they have to go and live with their aunt. I think this is a good book to help children learn about the impact the Virus has on children and also adults. It teaches us the importance of social distancing too. When the children start exploring, they come across the house with 46 Chimneys, what will they uncover? I found this book to be very well written and engaging.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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