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Book Title: The White Witch|
Date of issue: November 17th 2005
ISBN 13: 9780340840177
The author of the book: Elizabeth Goudge
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 13.94 MB
Edition: Hodder & Stoughton
Read full description of the books The White Witch:The White Witch is probably one of the most beautiful and unusual books I've ever read. It is not a terribly thrilling story, nor is it a page-turner. It is a very quiet, gentle story with gorgeous prose and phrases that literally delight your senses. I savored each chapter and description, delighting in the author's charming descriptions of an English village before the English Civil War, the beautiful white witch and healer, Froniga, and the gypsy groups in colorful wagons which inhabited the woods. I almost expected to open the book and have the scent of apple wood smoke, lavender, and mint to emanate from the pages! It may not be for everyone, but I think this book will appeal to those who enjoy old-fashioned tales and elegant writing with a nod to Beauty and the Beast.
Read information about the authorElizabeth Goudge was an English author of romance novels, short stories and children's books.
Elizabeth de Beauchamp Goudge was born on 24 April 1900 in the cathedral city of Wells, she moved with her family to Ely when her father, a clergyman, was transferred there. When her father, Henry Leighton Goudge, was made Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford, the family left Ely and went to Christ Church, Oxford.
Goudge's first book, The Fairies' Baby and Other Stories (1919), was a failure and it was several years before she authored Island Magic (1934), which is based on Channel Island stories, many of which she had learned from her mother, who was from Guernsey.
Goudge was awarded the Carnegie Medal for The Little White Horse (1946), the book which J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter stories, has said was her favorite as a child. The television mini-series Moonacre was based on The Little White Horse. Her Green Dolphin Country (1944) was made into a film (under its American title, Green Dolphin Street) which won the Academy Award for Special Effects in 1948.
A Diary of Prayer (1966) was one of Goudge's last works. She spent her last years in her cottage on Peppard Common, just outside Henley-on-Thames, where a blue plaque was unveiled in 2008.
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