A cold, wet summer gives neighbors Digory and Polly the perfect excuse to stay inside and explore the connected attics of the row houses where they live. They realize they can get from one house to the next without going outdoors and set out to discover what secrets are hidden in the empty house next to Digory’s. But they never make it past Digory’s own attic, where an even bigger adventure awaits them.
In 1900, Lewis himself was a very young boy growing up in Belfast. It rained often, which gave him lots of time for what he called “indoor exploration”.