Gouge

Emma Comerford s369161 at student.uq.edu.au
Sun Apr 21 04:14:38 EDT 2002


>> 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. >>
>
>One of my oldest friends is mad for Gouge's childrens' books. (Her favorite 
>is The Valley of Song.) I think I read them all, but they were just from too 
>hidebound an era to really speak to me. I found them icky-sticky sweet and
no 
>girl could imagine any other future than being a mother. (In Maria's case of 
>a whole blooming TRIBE.)

I think I blithely assumed that that was how people were back then, and
returned to coveting Maria's room!

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