Re new US Ogre downstairs

Michelle Thomas michellet at
Thu Apr 18 05:04:32 EDT 2002

On 18/4/02 12:29 am, "Emma Comerford" <s369161 at> wrote:

>> Also, in Elizabeth Goudge's A Little
>> White Horse (anyone detecting a theme?), in the new edition, Maria doesn't
>> carry a reticule, she has a pocket. If you don't know what a reticule is,
>> surely you could look it up?  A pocket isn't the same thing at all!
> I've never met (well, talked to) anyone who has read this book! I remember
> I refused to read it for years when I was little as it was a pink very
> girly edition that had a stupid blurb. But I got sick of seeing it whenever
> I went to the library, and read it and loved it!

I absolutely loved it; the first time my sister read it to me I cried
because I didn't want it to end.  Odd that it should be a pink book when
Maria hated pink so much.  I liked Henrietta's House too, though sometimes
Elizabeth Goudge does lay on her moral lessons with a trowel.


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