R.A. Dick





R.A. Dick

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born
in Wexford, Ireland
June 08, 1898

died
April 28, 1979

gender
female


About this author

R.A. Dick was the pseudonym of Josephine Aimee Campbell Leslie, An Irish writer who wrote the 1945 novel The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. The book was made into a movie in 1947 starring Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders and Natalie Wood. It was also a television series in the 1960's. She also wrote The Devil and Mrs Devine.


Average rating: 4.12 · 457 ratings · 79 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 451 ratings — published 1945 — 11 editions
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The Devil and Mrs. Devine
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1974 — 2 editions
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Light and Shade
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2.0 of 5 stars 2.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1956
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“Oh, Lucia the captain said softly, you are so little and so lovely. how I would have liked to have taken you to Norway and shown you the fiords in the midnight sun, and to China- what you've missed, Lucia, by being born too late to travel the Seven Seas with me! And what I've missed, too.”
R.A. Dick, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

“Knowledge and book learning are not wisdom," said the captain.

"Is this book wisdom?" asked Lucy, putting the manuscript back on the table.

"It has some elements of wisdom in it, me dear," replied the captain. "I did not lead a very wise life myself but it was a full one and a grown-up one. You come to age very often through shipwreck and disaster, and at the heart of the whirlpool some men find God.”
R.A. Dick, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

“Because, as I have told you so many times, I have no words to make you understand," said the captain. It' s all the beauty and serenity and nobility you have ever experienced on earth. It's all your grandest and most generous feelings, and the finest sunsets and greatest music- and then you' re only on the fringe of understanding.”
R.A. Dick, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

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