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Editor’s Letter

August 2016

Over the last couple of months we have had the enjoyable task of upgrading and redesigning the Elizabeth Goudge web site.

This has given me the chance to read through over a hundred entries, blogs, letters and articles,  stretching back over the 12 years that the site has been running, which has been a fascinating and rewarding experience.  You can view them all by clicking on the Goudge Talk button at the top of the page.

In the 32 years since Elizabeth died, her works have continued to be read, not only by those who were her contemporaries, but by a whole group of younger people, who are discovering her world. I have even had the suggestion made that she should be on the school’s syllabus, as she has such a distinctive and erudite style.

The correspondence I receive comes from all over the world and never fails to delight, inform and entertain me. In the coming months I’ll be posting my 5 favourite blogs. If you have any favourites let me know. We now have the facility for you to leave us your emails at the bottom of the page, which will keep you updated on any changes or new posts.

 


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 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.

Please revisit this site for current updates and work in progress. So that you don’t miss any future blogs, sign up with your email at the foot of this page. We never share email addresses with any third parties.

If you wish to contact me direct e-mail to me on:

D.Gaudin@ElizabethGoudge.org


 

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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