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Green Dolphin Country

Green Dolphin Country

  • Author: Elizabeth Goudge
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 147365632X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 526
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'Breathtaking...A long vista of undulating story, with here and there peaks of volcanic excitement' Daily Telegraph A haunting love story set between the Channel Islands and New Zealand in the 19th century. When young William Ozanne arrives on their island, sisters Marianne and Marguerite Le Patourel are both captivated. But it is tall, beautiful Marguerite who catches his eye. Years later, William leaves the island for a life at sea, eventually settling across the ocean in New Zealand. Impulsively, he invites Marguerite to join him there, but a slip of the pen results in Marianne making the journey instead. As Marguerite deals with a broken heart and the loss of her sister, Marianne must make a new life in a strange land, with a man who respects her but loves another. Can she persuade William that he chose the right sister, after all? The inspiration behind the Academy Award winning film Green Dolphin Street (1947). What readers are saying about GREEN DOLPHIN COUNTRY 'Fantastic' - 5 STARS 'A beautiful and unusual love story' - 5 STARS 'Full of twists and turns and beautifully written as always' - 5 STARS 'A wonderful story' - 5 STARS 'A magical story with characters that leap out from the page' - 5 STARS

Green Dolphin Street

Green Dolphin Street

  • Author: Elizabeth Goudge
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Beyond the Snow

Beyond the Snow

The Life and Faith of Elizabeth Goudge

  • Author: Christine Rawlins
  • Publisher: WestBow Press
  • ISBN: 1490886176
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 548
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“This is a much-needed study of a remarkable life. Elizabeth Goudge was not only a sensitive and acute artist in fiction, but a profoundly insightful commentator on the processes of growing up spiritually and morally. She fully deserves the kind of sympathetic and appreciative exploration provided by this book.” Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury Elizabeth Goudge once said she had “done no exciting things” - none of the “wonderful things that some people do”. Yet her achievement was wonderful. From the stuff of her own life – even the hard things like depression and nervous breakdown, even the Christian faith that upheld her throughout – she created best-selling books that were read, worldwide, throughout the forty years of her career and are still being read today. J.K. Rowling has said that her favourite childhood book was The Little White Horse - recently filmed as The Secret of Moonacre. Beyond the Snow is an appreciation of Miss Goudge’s life and work that attempts to look beyond her memoires, by linking them to her books and letters and the recollections of family and friends. It examines in particular her Christian faith and its illuminating influence on everything she did, and was. As Alan Walton said, reviewing The Joy of the Snow – “there is nobody like her.”

White Cloud, Silver Screen

White Cloud, Silver Screen

New Zealand on Film

  • Author: Bob Harvey,Robert Anster Harvey
  • Publisher: Exisle Publishing
  • ISBN: 0908988478
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 160
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New Zealand is becoming an ever more popular location for filmmakers from around the globe. White Cloud, Silver Screen showcases the country that millions came to know as Middle Earth. All of the places featured have a connection with a local or international film. Among Tony Bridge's memorable photographs are the spectacular South Island locations seen in The Lord of the Rings, beautiful Karekare Beach from The Piano, the breathtaking scenery of Central Otago from In My Father's Den, the beguiling Whanganui River that haunts River Queen and the wild West Coast of Perfect Strangers. In an enlightening introduction, Bob Harvey describes how New Zealand has been portrayed on film since the first pioneering efforts before World War One, right up to the major international film productions of today. White Cloud, Silver Screen is both a wonderful reminder of the films that have delighted the world over many years and a souvenir of one of the most beautiful countries on earth.

Anglican Women Novelists

Anglican Women Novelists

From Charlotte Brontë to P.D. James

  • Author: Judith Maltby,Alison Shell
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0567665860
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
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What do the novelists Charlotte Brontë, Charlotte M. Yonge, Rose Macaulay, Dorothy L. Sayers, Barbara Pym, Iris Murdoch and P.D. James all have in common? These women, and others, were inspired to write fiction through their relationship with the Church of England. This field-defining collection of essays explores Anglicanism through their fiction and their fiction through their Anglicanism. These essays, by a set of distinguished contributors, cover a range of literary genres, from life-writing and whodunnits through social comedy, children's books and supernatural fiction. Spanning writers from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, they testify both to the developments in Anglicanism over the past two centuries and the changing roles of women within the Church of England and wider society.

The Castle on the Hill

The Castle on the Hill

  • Author: Elizabeth Goudge
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1529378133
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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Amid the chaos of the Second World War comes a charming story of courage and friendship, from the author of Green Dolphin Country and A City of Bells. In the summer of 1940, as the darkest days of the Second World War approach, a chance encounter on a train leads Miss Brown to become housekeeper at the Castle. Hidden in a quiet, rural corner of England, the crumbling castle is home to lonely historian Mr Birley and his nephews, fighter pilot Richard and fair, peace-loving Stephen. With young evacuees Moppet and Poppet, and mysterious violinist Jo Isaacson, this unexpected family of strangers come to rely on each other as the devastations of war rage on.

Literary Chicago

Literary Chicago

A Book Lover's Tour of the Windy City

  • Author: Greg Holden
  • Publisher: Lake Claremont Press
  • ISBN: 9781893121010
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 325
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A collection of anecdotes and excerpts collected from Chicago's rich literary legacy, with profiles of the neighborhoods featured in key works and those that inspired some of the city's authors.

Towers in the Mist

Towers in the Mist

The Cathedral Trilogy

  • Author: Elizabeth Goudge
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1473655986
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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An enchanting story of hope and fulfilment, set amid the Oxford colleges. Set in Elizabethan times, Faithful, a poor Londoner, heads for Oxford. He's bright, cheeky and good-looking, has a tremendous love of learning and hopes to be an Oxford scholar. When he is taken in by Canon Leigh and his family, Faithful begins to fulfil his dreams. In this coming-of-age tale, the excitement, squalor and beauty of the English Renaissance unfolds through the lives of two girls growing up, Oxford students approaching the threshold of distinguished careers, and their elders navigating the complicated waters of sixteenth-century England. What readers are saying about TOWERS IN THE MIST 'A delight' - 5 STARS 'One of the best' - 5 STARS 'Brimming with life and charm; - 5 STARS 'Absolutely magical' - 5 STARS 'A novel which deserves to be read more than once' - 5 STARS

Gentian Hill

Gentian Hill

  • Author: Elizabeth Goudge
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780340008553
  • Category: Fiction in English
  • Page: 317
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Written by the author of Island Magic and Green Dolphin Country, which won a special prize from Louis B.Mayer of MGM as well as a Literary Guild Award, this is another romantic novel.

On Green Dolphin Street

On Green Dolphin Street

  • Author: Sebastian Faulks
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0804153620
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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Focusing on a richly significant time in our recent past, Sebastian Faulks, the bestselling author of Birdsong and Charlotte Gray, has written his first novel set in America. The year is 1960—a fascinating moment of transition in our country, when the comfortable Eisenhower years were drawing to a close and the ruthlessly competitive Nixon/Kennedy presidential campaign signaled the beginning of a starkly different decade. Mary van der Linden has recently moved from London to Washington, D.C., with her two children and her loving, admired husband, Charlie, who is posted to the British Embassy. Nearly forty, Mary has spent a lifetime as a loyal daughter, wife and mother. But in this year of so much change, she feels compelled to break away from her familiar world and is drawn to the freedom of New York City, which is effervescent with parties, jazz, three- martini lunches, girls in their summer dresses and men in their Sinatra hats and big ties. Greenwich Village is still charmingly bohemian, and Miles Davis’s hit tune “On Green Dolphin Street” is playing everywhere. Mary finds a hotel room in New York and then finds a lover, while back in Washington her husband drinks to forget the demands of his job, the absence of his wife and the Cold War paranoia that has overtaken the capital. Faulks breaks new ground with this novel: It is a love story, not a war story, and it is set in America rather than France. Yet readers of his two previous bestselling novels will recognize the close focus of the historical setting, the unforgettable characters and the gathering emotional power of the narrative. On Green Dolphin Street is a dramatic, tremendously moving novel that is certain to extend the American audience for this prodigiously talented author’s work.