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Lizza Aiken

I'd vote for her any time!I always read Elizabeth Goudge novels over Christmas - warmth and joy guaranteed! It's interesting that she is a secret comfort read for so many people, perhaps her spiritual side is unfashionable now, but her writing for adults and children is always magical and inspiring.

Thank you also for sending readers to The Wonderful World of Joan Aiken - you were one of my top referrers this year!

Mrs Ford

"Linnets and Valerians" was my absolutely favourite childhood book, and I loved it just as much when I re-read it earlier this year. It's so good to discover other fans (of Uncle Ambrose as well as the book), and you sum it up perfectly - thank you!

Lory @ Emerald City Book Review

I'm so looking forward to reading this again when it's reissued in the US this spring. I'm quite sure you will find some other books to enjoy by Elizabeth Goudge. I think I'm going to start out 2015 with The Dean's Watch.


My pleasure, Lizza - thank you!


I loved it so much I'm tempted to read it all over again. Everyone should have an Uncle Ambrose!


I'm wondering which one to read next, and The Dean's Watch is high on the list, Lory.


Thank you for this post. I am now reading this, and it is a delight, and somehow the perfect read for this time of year. And the food, oh the food!




When I hear the title, I can see it on the shelf where it lived in my tiny but rich childhood library, The Alvin Bolster RIcker Memorial Library and Community House in Poland, Maine.
I will try to locate a new copy and reread it!


How lovely that it made such an impression, Rebecca! I hope you will thoroughly enjoy your re-read.


I have bookmarked this post under my "book ideas" bookmark. Thank you!! It sounds so wonderful.


I hope you will love it as much as I did, Nan!

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