Tag: Elizabeth Goudge

Elizabeth Goudge Day Wrap-up

Posted May 1, 2016 by Lory in events / 8 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Day Wrap-up

Thank you to all who joined me in celebrating Elizabeth Goudge’s birthday last Sunday, April 24. Whether you read a book in her honor, posted your own review, or just enjoyed the contributions of others, I’m so glad we got to take this day to celebrate an author who has fallen out of fashion, but […]

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Elizabeth Goudge Day: The Rosemary Tree

Posted April 24, 2016 by Lory in events, reviews / 16 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Day: The Rosemary Tree

Elizabeth Goudge was born on this day in 1900, and went on to write many beloved novels that are still read today. In her honor I’ve invited anyone who is so inclined to read and post about one of her books. You’ll find my review below, and I’ll be posting a round-up in a few […]

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Elizabeth Goudge Giveaway

Posted April 17, 2016 by Lory in giveaways / 25 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Giveaway

In one week we’ll be celebrating Elizabeth Goudge Day on her birthday, April 24. I look forward to reading your contributions and to sharing my own! And I’m so pleased that thanks to Hendrickson Publishers, I’m able to offer a giveaway (US only) of one of their recent paperback reprints of Goudge’s novels. Currently available […]

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Once Upon a Time: The Valley of Song

Posted June 19, 2015 by Lory in reviews / 13 Comments
Once Upon a Time: The Valley of Song

Elizabeth Goudge, The Valley of Song (1951) Many classic children’s fantasies involve finding a hidden country through a secret door, a theme that is connected with the mysterious land we enter during sleep, before birth and after death. From Wonderland to the country at the back of the North Wind to Oz to Narnia, these […]

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Armchair BEA 2015: Giveaway Day

Posted May 30, 2015 by Lory in giveaways / 6 Comments
Armchair BEA 2015: Giveaway Day

It’s the day everyone’s been waiting for, Armchair BEA giveaway day! In the wake of my recent Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week, I have an extra copy of The Dean’s Watch to give away. Thanks are due to Hendrickson Publishers, which is bringing many of this wonderful British author’s books back into print. If you like […]

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Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week: Island Magic (Guest post)

Posted April 30, 2015 by Lory in guest posts / 4 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week: Island Magic (Guest post)

Readers of Charlotte’s Library know that Charlotte usually (but not exclusively) focuses on middle-grade speculative fiction, with a handy weekly round-up of blog posts in that genre, as well as thorough and thoughtful reviews. Here she takes us in a slightly different direction, with a journey from her childhood reading into her adult experience of […]

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Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week: An EG Quiz

Posted April 29, 2015 by Lory in events / 4 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week: An EG Quiz

I know there are some readers with an encyclopedic knowledge of Elizabeth Goudge out there, while others may have read only one or two books. Wherever you fall on the continuum, here are some questions that may intrigue and amuse you. Thanks so much to the highly knowledgable Jean of Howling Frog Books for helping […]

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Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week: A Visit to Torminster (with Giveaway!)

Posted April 26, 2015 by Lory in giveaways / 19 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week: A Visit to Torminster (with Giveaway!)

One of my favorite fictional places to visit is Torminster, Elizabeth Goudge’s version of her birthplace, Wells in Somerset. It’s like Barchester without the cynicism, or Cranford with a poetic and mystical touch. Centered around the Close that surrounds its beautiful cathedral, populated by an enchanting set of characters young and old, saintly and not-so, […]

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