Elizabeth Goudge





Elizabeth Goudge

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born
in Wells, The United Kingdom
April 24, 1900

died
April 01, 1984

gender
female

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Elizabeth de Beauchamp Goudge was an English author of novels, short stories and children's books.

Born in Wells, she moved with her family to Ely when her father, a clergyman, was transferred there. When her father, Henry Leighton Goudge, was made Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford, the family left Ely and went to Christ Church, Oxford.

Goudge's first book, The Fairies' Baby and Other Stories (1919), was a failure and it was several years before she authored Island Magic (1934), which is based on Channel Island stories, many of which she had learned from her mother, who was from Guernsey.

Goudge was awarded the Carnegie Medal for The Little White Horse (1946), the book which J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter stories, has said was...more


Average rating: 4.10 · 11,894 ratings · 1,271 reviews · 63 distinct works · Similar authors
The Little White Horse
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 5,206 ratings — published 1946 — 46 editions
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Linnets and Valerians
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 909 ratings — published 1964 — 12 editions
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Green Dolphin Street
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 849 ratings — published 1944 — 19 editions
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The Scent of Water
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 643 ratings — published 1963 — 11 editions
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Pilgrim's Inn (Eliots of Da...
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 533 ratings — published 1948 — 19 editions
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The Dean's Watch
4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 449 ratings — published 1960 — 19 editions
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The Child from the Sea
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 394 ratings — published 1970 — 9 editions
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The Bird in the Tree (Eliot...
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 365 ratings — published 1940 — 15 editions
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A City of Bells (Torminster...
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 308 ratings — published 1936 — 12 editions
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The Heart of the Family (El...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 307 ratings — published 1951 — 15 editions
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More books by Elizabeth Goudge…
“Humanity can be roughly divided into three sorts of people - those who find comfort in literature, those who find comfort in personal adornment, and those who find comfort in food;”
Elizabeth Goudge, Little White Horse

“We all of us need to be toppled off the throne of self, my dear," he said. "Perched up there the tears of others are never upon our own cheek.”
Elizabeth Goudge, The White Witch

“In times of storm and tempest, of indecision and desolation, a book already known and loved makes better reading than something new and untried ... nothing is so warming and companionable.”
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