Island Magic



Guernesey, 1888 Tous Les Vents Marins Semblent S Tre Donn Rendez Vous Le Long Des C Tes Embl Matiques De L Le, L Ou S Accroche La Vieille Chaumi Re D Andr Du Frocq Et De Sa Famille Un Lieu Sauvage, Miroir Fid Le Des Sentiments De Ceux Qui L Habitent Face Aux Assauts Des L Ments Et Aux Difficult S Financi Res, Andr Pense Quitter La Ferme Mais C Est Sans Compter L Attachement Sans Faille, Presque Visc Ral, De Sa Femme Rachel Pour Cette Terre Son Havre De Paix Une Nuit De Temp Te, Un Bateau Fait Naufrage Au Large De L Le, Et La Famille Recueille, Parmi Les Rescap S, Ranulph Mabier, Un Tre Plein De Courage Et D Amertume De Secrets Aussi D S Lors, La Vie La Ferme Change L Espoir Rena T.Island Magic

Elizabeth Goudge was an English author of novels, short stories and children s books.Elizabeth de Beauchamp Goudge was born on 24 April 1900 in the cathedral city of Wells, she moved with her family to Ely when her father, a clergyman, was transferred there When her father, Henry Leighton Goudge, was made Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford, the family left Ely and went to Christ Church, Oxfor

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 314 pages
  • Island Magic
  • Elizabeth Goudge
  • French
  • 13 August 2018
  • 9782752904010

10 thoughts on “Island Magic

  1. says:

    Ranulph is one of the survivors of a shipwreck, rescued by the inhabitants of one of the Islands off the coast of France and England He is invited by Rachell Du Frocq to spend his recovery time at their farm Why would Rachell invite a complete stranger into her busy life after all she has a husband, five children, a servant and a farm to manage This part of the story is one example of the magic Goudge weaves into her novels In Rachell s case, she has had a seeing what we today might call a premonition that this stranger is going to be instrumental in saving her farm, home and family life Just one of the mysteries in this novel, but somehow Goudge makes it work.This was her first novel, and I have to confess the first time I tried to read it, I put it aside This time, the second time around, this book has really caught me up into the setting, the personalities and the story itself I read this book slowly so as to savor the wonderful language and play on description and characterization that Goudge does so well Her insight into human character is unparalleled and how does she do it, I wonder in this novel as in her others, she once again manages to unerringly put her finger on the vulnerabilities of the human heart Psychology The study of the mind Put simply a psychologist employs himself by finding out ...

  2. says:

    Her first book and I think you can tell It s has all the ingredients of what makes her books so lovely but she hasn t quite mastered the art yet worth reading because it s Goudge but not quite as gripping as her others says the critic who has never written anything worth publishing..

  3. says:

    The setting is St Pierre, the capital of Guernsey, a channel island between England and France Island Magic quenches two of my current fascinations island culture and late 19th century rural life Andr and Rachell du Frocq, with their five children, are barely eeking out a living on a farm called Bon Repos Good Rest or, as I like to translate it, Sweet Tranquility , a place that comes with a benediction written on stone outside the farmhouse Harbour and good rest to those who enter here, courage to those who go forth Let those who go and those who stay forget not God.The story is sad and yet not without hope The children have individual minor tragedies, they also have the confidence and security of being part of a bustling family The tension resides between husband and wife as they begin to think about conceding failure at farming The stranger s assistance is helping the bottom line, but brings marital conflict.Typical of Goudge, there is a fairy element in the story Themes of faith, bitterness, the value of beauty, hard work, service, gratitude, grief and sacrifice make the story shimmer One point of the plot beggars belief Of course I can t identify it without giving away part of the story.Rarely and happily I come across a sentence, with which I can fully relate, and about something I ve never before seen in literature Island Magic delivered ...

  4. says:

    Rachell and Andr are the proud parents of five high spirited children Their lives, though, are not peaches and cream The year is 1888 and they live on a run down farm in the town of St Pierre, on one of the Channel Islands between England and the coast of Normandy Their sixteen year marriage has been tried by fire as they ve buried three babies and used up all of Rachell s inheritance to keep the farm going When a shipwrecked man is brought to the island, Rachell immediately takes him in, sensing that somehow he ll be the solution to their problems The man, Ranulph, has spent his whole life refusing to be tied down to anyone or any place yet he finds the du Frocq family hard to resist As the story unfolds he finds healing for some of his past hurts and contributes to the welfare of the family in various ways Goudge throws in a few twists and surprises for good measure.As always, Go...

  5. says:

    The rather lurid cover art and copy on the mass market paperback copy made me hesitate, but I m glad I added it to my stack to purchase in a used bookshop This is the second book by Elizabeth Goudge I ve read A friend sent Green Dolphin Street to me last year and I was simply enchanted by that story This one wasn t as good, but it was still delightful I love her interesting characters and her vivid, lush descriptions Perhaps a bit old fashioned, but lovely to immerse yourself in The written eq...

  6. says:

    Miss Goudge was a painter of stories and her medium was words With no other author am I able to see scenes so vividly.

  7. says:

    Now Guernsey is at the top of my travel list

  8. says:

    This was Elizabeth Goudge s first novel, and all the elements that make her work so deep, rich, and lovely are present in it A family that isn t perfect but learn many things throughout the course of the novel and come together strongly bonded in the end Characters who are each equally wonderfully developed and explored so that we readers get to know and understand all of them A home that is a character in its own right A gorgeous setting described in poetic detail A blending of reality and fantasy, even if it s only in the characters minds Symbolism A throbbing undercurrent of spiritual truths, revealed slowly and potently as the chapters unfold Island Magic was perhaps not as deep in all these elements as Goudge s later works, but they are breathtaking all the same.The du Frocq family were all such interesting individuals with dreams and arcs of character Andre, Rachell, Michelle, Per...

  9. says:

    We have slow food, slow travel, and this is slow reading I don t mean it s hard to read or boring that it is worth taking time over, savouring every word and idea It I was first published in1941 and my first reading was in 1971 The magic of the description and the wonderfully diverse characters appealed to me but than anything, it whetted my appetite to visit The Channel Islands So here I am ...

  10. says:

    Soul feeding

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