Friday, April 20, 2012

Elizabeth Goudge Books

One of my goals for the New Year was to read more Elizabeth Goudge.  A quick look at Amazon showed that most of the ones I wanted were more than $20 so I zipped over to AbeBooks and found that I could get four titles for the same amount: The Child from the Sea, Pilgrim's Inn, The Heart of the Family, and The Dean's Watch.  What a treasure trove!

Child From the Sea is the only book in the stack that I haven't read before.  I am very happily entrenched in The Dean's Watch and will be writing a review soon.


Amy said...

Haven't heard of this author before, so I've just been over to Amazon to check her out, and she's very appealing. Thanks for the tip.

mel said...

As a child, The Child From the Sea was one of my favorites. As I've reread it as an adult I see that much of the subject matter was not really for children! but I think I felt a kindred spirit with Lucy as a child. And the parts about the sin-eater have stuck with me and popped up now and then in other contexts. I love Elizabeth Goudge's books. Linnets and Valerians was also one of my favorites. I remember my mother reading it to me when I was 3 or 4 years old. Now, as an adult, The Dean's Watch and Island Magic are my favorites.
Thank you for discussing such wonderful books!

hopeinbrazil said...

Mel, thanks for leaving a comment. I have not read Island Magic or Linnets and Valerians so thanks for your input.