Elizabeth de Beauchamp Goudge was a bestselling British author of children’s books and novels. She was awarded with the prestigous Carnagie Award for her book The Little White Horse. She has been cited by J.K. Rowling as a major influence on her career and the Harry Potter books.

Goudge was born in the cathedral city of Wells where her father worked at the Theological college. The family would later move to Ely where they would stay until her father’s death. Goudge and her mother went to Marldon on a vacation, but when World War II started they ended up moving there. This is where she wrote many of her early books. In 1951, after her mother died, she would move to Oxfordshire where she would live until her death.

Publication Order of Torminster Books

A City of Bells(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sister of the Angels(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Henrietta's House aka The Blue Hills(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Eliots of Damerosehay Books

The Bird in the Tree(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Herb of Grace aka Pilgrim's Inn(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Heart of the Family(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Island Magic(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Middle Window(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Towers in the Mist(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Smoky House(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Castle on the Hill(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Well of the Star(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Green Dolphon Street aka Green Dolphin Country(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Little White Horse(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gentian Hill(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Make-Believe(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Valley of Song(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rosemary Tree(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The White Witch(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dean's Watch(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scent of Water(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Linnets and Valerians aka The Runaways(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Saw Three Ships(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Child From the Sea(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

A Pedlar's Pack(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Skylark(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ikon on the Wall(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Elizabeth Goudge Reader(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
At the Sign of the Dolphin(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Songs and Verses(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reward of Faith(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Wings(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ten Gifts(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Christmas Book(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Angel(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pattern of People(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Home for Christmas(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

God So Loved the World(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saint Francis of Assisi aka My God and My All: The Life of St. Francis of Assisi(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Diary of Prayer(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Joy of the Snow(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vision of God(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Elizabeth Goudge Books, You’ll Love…

The Little White Horse is about a young orphan named Maria who is taken in at Moonacre Manor, a place that feels like Paradise as every human and animal that she meets are friendly and kind. Maria discovers a dark secret that shadows the town and seeks to find out more. Her goal is to change it, and give her story a happy ending. This book has been called scary and romantic in all the right places.

Another great read is The Rosemary Tree. This book follows John Wentworth in the aftermath of World War II. The family is having a rough go as his wife feels trapped by the vicarage, his daughters attend a dysfunctional school, and it is only his aging nanny that is holding the family together. Things are thrown for a loop when Michael Stone, his wife’s childhood love, is released from prison and comes looking for her. He is a disruption to their lives, but he just might be the exact thing they all need. One of Elizabeth’s best as she helps us see the beauty of the world and out spiritual relationship with it.

Order of Books » Authors » Order of Elizabeth Goudge Books