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May 12, 2011



What a lovely post and thank you for the appreciative mention of one of my favourite authors. I have all of Elizabeth Goudge's adult novels and The Dean's Watch is my favourite among them. I first read them in my teens and stil read them in my 60s, which I think says alot about the depth and quality of her writing.


I was so excited just now when I read the name of Elizabeth Goudge in your posting. She is also one of my favorite authors, and her book The Scent of Water is the first book I ordered from ebay years ago, because I just had to own it so I could reread it often. There is a scene in the book where the young depressed girl meets a socially awkward priest who leaves her with words that comfort her for the rest of her life.
I have read The Dean's Watch years ago, and will need to find it to reread.
I thank you for the introductions to authors I have enjoyed very much. Patience With God by Tomas Halik comes to mind, among others.

Jim Gordon

Thanks for the comments Poetreehugger and Perpetua. I was pleased and surprised Goudge was quoted in an academic treatment of love and human identity! She would have been pleased too!!


Grew up reading Elizabeth Goudge, and love, love, love her wisdom and insight. Taught me more than I realised, I think. I go back to her often. How grand to find others who do too

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