The Herb of Grace
Book Two of The Eliot Chronicles
By Elizabeth Goudge
The classic story of post-war English life, from the author of A City of Bells and Green Dolphin Country.
The second in the classic trilogy about the Eliots of Damerosehay.
War has left David Eliot a changed man. Returning to the family home, he slowly begins to put the pieces of his life together.
Tormented by the failure of her love affair with David five years earlier, Nadine has misgivings about bringing her family to live in the enchanting old inn close to the Damerosehay estate.
But as the tranquil Hampshire countryside casts its spell, both families come to discover a measure of peace and contentment.
Elizabeth de Beauchamp Goudge was born on April 24th 1900 in Wells, Somerset, where her father was Principal of Wells Theological College. Although she had privately intended writing as a career, her parents insisted she taught handicrafts in Oxford. She began writing in her spare time and her first novel ISLAND MAGIC, set in Guernsey, was a great success here and in America. GREEN DOLPHIN COUNTRY (1944) projected her to fame, netting a Literary Guild Award and a special prize of £30,000 from Louis B. Mayer of MGM before being filmed.
In her later years Elizabeth Goudge settled in Henley-on-Thames. She died on April 1st, 1984.
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29 Jun 2017
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Hodder & Stoughton