Island Magic by Elizabeth Goudge

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The Channel Islands were divided in allegiance between France and England. Of French blood, and yet subjects of Queen Victoria, the islanders were curious hybrid creatures. But now, in 1888, England is slowly stretching out her arms to them.

Colin du Frocq is eight years old, and his dreams are of the sea that surrounds his home. By day he steals away and takes to the sea in any boat that is sailing. At night he lies in bed listening to the waves beating against the shore. Then one night, in a wild storm, a ship drives onto the nearby cliffs and a strange man enters Colin's life, changing Colin's course forever.

"A glowing book...beloved scenes transplanted into the gardens of the Channel Islands." (The New York Times)

 

About Elizabeth Goudge

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Elizabeth Goudge was a British novelist (1900 1984) born into the home of an Anglican priest and theologian. She wrote children s books as well as novels her "Green Dolphin Street "was made into an Academy-Award winning film. In style and themes she parallels English writers such as the creator of the Miss Read series as well mirroring the spiritual depth found in George MacDonald s Victorian novels. She won the Carnegie Award in 1947 for "The Little White Horse," which is J. K. Rowling s favorite children s book.
 
Published June 1, 2016 by Hendrickson Publishers. 291 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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