First published in 1944, 'Green Dolphin Country' is a magnificent epic of love, courage and selfless devotion, set in the Channel Islands and New Zealand in the nineteenth century, written with Elizabeth Goudge's inimitable feeling for the intricacies of human emotions. Though the book is fiction, and the characters not portraits, it is based on fact. A stunning tale of loss and self-sacrifice, it is truly one of the most memorable love stories of the last century.
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Elizabeth Goudge (1900-84) was the author of several novels, short stories and children's books. Goudge was awarded the Carnegie Medal for The Little White Horse (1946), a book which JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, lists among her childhood favourites. Green Dolphin Country (1944) appeared in the US as Green Dolphin Street, and subsquently adapted as a film under the same name.Review:
"Breathtaking . . . A long vista of undulating story, with here and there peaks of volcanic excitement." —Daily Telegraph
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