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ISBN:
0848813421
Author:
Elizabeth Goudge
Language:
English
Publisher:
Amereon Ltd (September 29, 1979)
Pages:
263 pages
EPUB book:
1652 kb
FB2 book:
1479 kb
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1195 kb
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Rating:
4.7
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779


FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Elizabeth Goudge’s first novel is set in the Channel Islands during the late 1800s.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. It’s a story of one family’s struggle to connect with one another.

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A gentle Elizabeth Goudge book about someone who finds healing in an island. Rambling in places, but a pleasant slow-moving read overall.

Elizabeth Goudge’s first novel is set in the Channel Islands during the late 1800s. It’s a story of one family’s struggle to connect with one another, heal, and persevere. Rachell and André du Frocq live on a run-down farm in the town of St. Pierre, on one of the Channel Islands (between England and the coast of Normandy).

Elizabeth de Beauchamp Goudge FRSL (24 April 1900 – 1 April 1984) was a British author of novels, short stories and children's books as Elizabeth Goudge. She won the Carnegie Medal for British children's books in 1946 for The Little White Horse. She was a best-selling author in both the UK and the US from the 1930s to the 1970s. Goudge gained renewed attention decades later.

by Elizabeth Goudge 25 May 2016. Elizabeth Goudge's first novel is set in the Channel Islands during the late 1800s. It's a story of one family's struggle to connect with one another, heal, and persevere. Category: Contemporary Fiction.

Title: Island Magic By: Elizabeth Goudge Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 250 Vendor: Hendrickson . Elizabeth Goudge was a British novelist (1900-1984) born into the home of an Anglican priest and theologian.

Title: Island Magic By: Elizabeth Goudge Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 250 Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers Publication Date: 2016. Dimensions: . X . (inches) Weight: 11 ounces ISBN: 1619707721 ISBN-13: 9781619707726 Stock No: WW707726. She wrote children's books as well as novels-her Green Dolphin Street was made into an Academy-Award winning film.

At night he lies in bed listening to the waves beating against the shore. Then one night, in a wild storm, a ship drives onto the nearby cliffs and a strange man enters Colin's life, changing Colin's course forever. beloved scenes transplanted into the gardens of the Channel Islands.

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This Elizabeth Goudge bibliography includes all books by Elizabeth Elizabeth Goudge was a best-selling author in both the UK and the USA from the through the Her . This was her first book, set in the Channel Islands. Redemptive, magical, spiritual

This Elizabeth Goudge bibliography includes all books by Elizabeth. I love Elizabeth Goudge's books. This one has an intrepid heroine who has to claim her valley back from bandits, as well as beautiful descriptions of food and clothes. Elizabeth Goudge was a best-selling author in both the UK and the USA from the through the Her novels are densely written with finely wrought settings. Redemptive, magical, spiritual. Her books have grown my faith over most of my life.

The Channel Islands were divided in allegiance between France and England. Of French blood, and yet subjects of Queen Victoria, the islanders were curious hybrid creatures. But now, in 1888, England is slowly stretching out her arms to them.

Colin du Frocq is eight years old, and his dreams are of the sea that surrounds his home. By day he steals away and takes to the sea in any boat that is sailing. At night he lies in bed listening to the waves beating against the shore. Then one night, in a wild storm, a ship drives onto the nearby cliffs and a strange man enters Colin's life, changing Colin's course forever.

"A glowing book...beloved scenes transplanted into the gardens of the Channel Islands." (The New York Times)

  • Brajind
I read this as a kid. I loved Elizabeth Goudge when I found and read Green Dolphin Street. I read that book until it fell apart. I did the same this one until I lost it in a move. I remembered it recently and getting and reading it just took me right back to the beautiful island and the characters.
The only criticism I have of the author, is that, as the daughter of a minister, and a lifelong single woman, she wrote with great depth and understanding and shading of her female characters, but the men always seem very one dimensional to me. This is just a very personal opinion. Someone else may feel that is not the case. I just always noticed that every single male character seems very flat and not as vivid as are all the female characters. But I still love the sense of magic, hope, description and the weaving spell around her books that lasts forever.
  • Mitynarit
The story is simply wonderful, I love Elizabeth Goudge's writing. I am TERRIBLY disappointed in the book that I purchased brand new and is falling apart before I have even had a chance to finish the book. The pages are difficult to read because the type is bleeding through the pages. When I purchase a book I hope to be able to read it more than once before it disintigrates! My poor rating is for the absolutely horrible quality of this paperback edition, published by Hendrickson Publishers first edition 2016.
  • Unh
This review is for the poorly-printed hardback edition, not for the story (which I love!) The book being sold by Amereon House Ltd. is dreadful. The type is so broken up throughout the pages that the story is difficult to read. The publishers justify this by stating that, because the work is "so rare and important" that they must reproduce it in this way. Honestly, try to find an old copy with clear type if you want to enjoy the work.
  • in waiting
EG was a master at creating characters who you can try on as they tell their story. In this tale, I could relate to the thought and feeling, the struggle and triumph of each one at one point or another!
  • Painbrand
The story is wonderful,with Goudge's usual exquisite and beautifully descriptive writing. I highly recommend it. My problem was with the poor quality of editing in the copy I received from Amazon. I have NEVER purchased a book with so many glaring errors in editing. I don't know what happened to the proof-reader, if there was one. About 1/3 of the way through, I finally began to jot down the pages with glaring typos....I counted 48 from page 100 forward. This is inexcusable in a new book which I paid full price for. From what I can deduce, these books are printed in some connection with Amazon...they need to get new proof-readers. Sometimes the intended meaning of the word was difficult to determine. Once, there was a word somehow printed in German, that I happened to be able to translate. What gives?? That said, the novel remains one of my favorites. I just wish editions from a more consistently reliable publisher were available.
  • Manazar
This is a beautiful book written about another time and place. The story has enough action to be exciting but is basically about how one man changes the lives of his family. It is written with such joy and understanding of the human heart that you can't help feeling better about people.
  • Just_paw
Elizabeth Goudge’s maternal ancestors lived in Guernsey, the island referred to in the title. I read this novel many years ago and was intrigued by Rachell and Andre du Frocq’s children, each of whom spring to life from the page. Eight-year old Colin who adores his mother and buys sweets for her from a forbidden stall, and his four sisters each, with distinct personalities.
The descriptions of the island are so beautiful that I wept when I first read the novel. Re-reading it I am entranced by the poetical descriptions of places the author obviously knew so well when she visited her grandparents.
Into the lives of Andre, an unsuccessful farmer, and Rachell, who loves their farm Bon Repos and is determined that bankruptcy will not force them to leave it. Into their lives comes Ranulph, a shipe-wrecked traveller, rescued from a wreck at sea, who only intended to stay for a day and satisfy his longing to hear the familiar island patois. He lodges at Bon Repos causing Rachell and Andre’s lives to be ‘twisted by fate’.
I agree that “Elizabeth’s Goudge’s first novel, Island Magic, displays her remarkable ability to pour life and love into every one of her stories, gracing each character with endearing qualities that speak to our own lives.”
Island Magic has stood the test of time and is sure to please the most exacting readers.
(I have no problem with the paperback edition.)