Elizabeth Goudge





Elizabeth Goudge


Born
in Wells, The United Kingdom
April 24, 1900

Died
April 01, 1984

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

Elizabeth de Beauchamp Goudge was born on 24 April 1900 in the cathedral city of 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 wh
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Average rating: 4.12 · 19,102 ratings · 1,936 reviews · 57 distinct works · Similar authors
The Little White Horse

4.11 avg rating — 8,441 ratings — published 1946 — 66 editions
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Linnets and Valerians

4.16 avg rating — 1,586 ratings — published 1964 — 16 editions
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Green Dolphin Street

4.17 avg rating — 1,180 ratings — published 1944 — 19 editions
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The Scent of Water

4.16 avg rating — 1,098 ratings — published 1963 — 12 editions
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The Dean's Watch

4.36 avg rating — 719 ratings — published 1960 — 20 editions
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Pilgrim's Inn (Eliots of Da...

4.33 avg rating — 817 ratings — published 1948 — 20 editions
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The Bird in the Tree (Eliot...

4.15 avg rating — 679 ratings — published 1940 — 16 editions
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The Child from the Sea

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 530 ratings — published 1970 — 13 editions
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A City of Bells (Torminster...

4.21 avg rating — 410 ratings — published 1936 — 13 editions
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The Heart of the Family (El...

4.17 avg rating — 475 ratings — published 1951 — 16 editions
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“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.”
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