We read the book a little while ago, and it was nice enough, but seeing the house, with all the features talked about in the book, really made it come alive, and I loved being there.
Lucy M. Boston's daughter-in-law lives in the house now, and she showed us around it. I'm listening to her here.
After the tour, we were just left to wander the house and gardens as we wanted. I also bought my own copy of the book, and Diana Boston signed it and wrote for the children in it. A wonderful trip, finished with Jo dropping me off at Harry and Tom's school just in time to collect them!