Greetings From Belgium

Greetings From Belgium

Dear Deborah,

I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas.

I hope you will go on with your interesting site next year. I appreciate your comments about the novels.

I would like to know what you think about “The Scent of Water” which is one of my favourites.

Elizabeth doesn’t mention it in her auto-biography, but I have a feeling that she put a lot of herself in it.

I am sorry to live too far to take part in the Goudge’s events.
One question: is Jessie still alive? She must have been a precious source of information about her friend unless she wanted to remain discreet about her. It would be quite understandable.

Thanks again for your work
Merry Christmas and happy New Year
Josie Natalis from Li’ge, Belgium

Dear Josie,

Thank you for your kind comments and good wishes.

I intend to make the next article a review of The Scent Of Water which is also my favourite Goudge book. I think she puts biographical references in all her work, but I too think there is something special about that particular book.

Unfortunately Jessie died some years ago, but I did met up with her God daughter Erlys, last year at her home in Pembrokeshire. We had a very long and interesting talk about both Jessie and Elizabeth, which as yet I haven’t written about publicly. Jessie was indeed a very private person and reticent about her life with Elizabeth.

Keep visiting and enjoying the site.

regards Deborah.


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