Elizabeth Goudge

Standard Name: Goudge, Elizabeth
Birth Name: Elizabeth de Beauchamp Goudge
EG , a popular writer of the mid-twentieth century, published about forty titles: fifteen novels (many of them historical) and some stories for children, as well as early plays, religious non-fiction, anthologies. and an autobiography.


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Education Sir Philip Sidney
He was educated at Shrewsbury School and then (from the age of thirteen) at Christ Church, Oxford .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Elizabeth Goudge has given a fictional portrait of him as a precocious undergraduate in Towers in the...
Education J. K. Rowling
Formative early reading included Richard Scarry and Kenneth Grahame 's The Wind in the Willows. Joanne Rowling did not care for Enid Blyton as a young child but acquired a taste for her later...
Literary responses Stella Gibbons
The publisher had no shortage of praise to quote in advertising material. Elizabeth Goudge called the book the most exciting story and generally agreed with Elizabeth Jenkins 's point that it achieved a truly remarkable...
Textual Production Jean Plaidy
Lucy Walter (who had become a fictional heroine early, in Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy 's Memoirs of the Court of England, 1695, and was soon to be treated by Elizabeth Goudge in The Child from the...
Textual Production Susan Tweedsmuir
ST , already a biographer, published The Scent of Water, a novel, written while court mourning for George V made a temporary hiatus in her official engagements as wife of the Governor-General of Canada...


April 1972
Daffodils in Ice, first of three volumes of poetry by Sister Mary Agnes , was published with a foreword by novelist Elizabeth Goudge .