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Editor’s Letter January 2017

The start of a fresh calendar year. A time of resolution and the gift of a clean sheet, anything seems achievable. I wanted to read something from Elizabeth’s repertoire that reflected this time and came up with nothing. Many of Elizabeth’s works end with Christmas. But the frivolity and secular nature of the New Year celebrations seems to not have inspired her. In desperation I turned to her short stories, a volume called “White Wings” and found that this collection had been printed in January 1952. A small gift of chance.

If anyone knows of a story or story line that Elizabeth wrote about the New Year, please let me know.

Steps Wells Cathedral

 


This picture was kindly donated by Sylvia Gower. It was given to her by Andrew Harwood and shows Elizabeth Goudge seated on Froniga's Well in her Garden at Rose Cottage

This picture was kindly donated by Sylvia Gower. It was given to her by Andrew Harwood and shows Elizabeth Goudge
seated on Froniga’s Well in her Garden at Rose Cottage

 


 

Guest Article
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This month’s guest article is a wonderful insight into Elizabeth’s children’s book “Linnets & Valerians”. I have to make a confession. Until I read this piece “The World Shot Through With Magic” by Elizabeth Kushner, I had never read the book. I think I may have started it once, but thought it “lightweight” and put it aside. Well, how wrong can you be? I hope that it inspires you to take a second look at Elizabeth’s answer to the Famous Five.


 

Goudge Talk
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Goudge Talk is the part of the site where you the visitors and readers can have your say and ask questions on Elizabeth’s work. We are always looking for short articles on Elizabeth, and if you have visited somewhere that Elizabeth wrote about we would love to share your experience and thoughts. Photographs are welcome too. Please send as an attachment to your email.

 


 Watch out for new articles in future months.

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This site is being set up and run with the help and cooperation of some of the people who have grown to love the talented shy author of a collection of literary gems, most of which go unnoticed by the mass of society today. This she would accept with a humble gratitude, content with the success she achieved in her lifetime.

“This site has been established with the support of the Trustees of Elizabeth’s Estate.  The content of the site is, however, the sole responsibility of its contributors.”  Mark Dutton.

I hope that this site will to a large extent, be fan based and led.  Let me have any ideas that you have about what you would like to see on this site.
Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

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