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The Runaways | Elizabeth Goudge
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The Runaways | Elizabeth Goudge
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Gah, this book is so freaking adorable! I love everyone in it, even the bad guys. The children are fantastically written and I would marry Uncle Ambrose if I had the chance 😂 There are definitely some predictable aspects of this story, and I wish that Lady Alicia's husband and son had been missing for a more reasonable amount of time (30 years is WAY too long), but on the whole this one is just a delight.

TheAromaofBooks Hoping the rest of my #LMPBC group feels the same way haha @inthegreensandblues this one should be heading to you later this week!! @deblovestoread @maggie4483

#ReadySetRead - Book That Makes You Feel Comforted @Clwojick
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#BirthdayPixieReadathon (Bk 1) @Lizpixie
#MarchMadness - Read Past Your Bedtime @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 2w
rubyslippersreads This is one of my very favorite books, although I know it as 2w
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DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2w
LeahBergen I love it, too! 2w
willaful Me here thinking, wait there's a Goudge children's book I don't know? OH, it's Linnets and Valerians! 2w
inthegreensandblues I'm excited to read it! 2w
TheAromaofBooks @rubyslippersreads @willaful - Yes!! I'm not sure why the title was changed for this edition. 2w
Lizpixie 🙌🎉 11h
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The Runaways | Elizabeth Goudge
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My #WeeklyForecast shows a full windowsill as usual 😂 I should finish the tagged book today, my first completed for the #BirthdayPixieReadathon and I am hoping to also squeeze in Murder is Easy, this month's #AgathaChristieClubR2 read. For the #BacklistReadathon I'll be tackling Jill Shalvis - I own the first five books of the Lucky Harbor series, so that seems like a good place to start!!

@Cinfhen @Clwojick @Lizpixie

Cinfhen I love your weekly enthusiasm 😛Starting another series!!! 🙌🏻 2w
Clwojick So many good ones on here! I love Jill Shalvis, and The One was great! 2w
Lizpixie 🙌🎉 12h
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Linnets and Valerians | Elizabeth Goudge
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Day 4 of crappy weather (freezing rain is the worst!) but this delightful tale was a comfort. Four children move to an English village where white and black magic still abound and they must fight for good against evil. The plot was predictable but that didn't matter because the charm was in the small moments between characters, the pieces of folklore, and descriptions of nature. It felt both old-fashioned and wise. #192025 @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Nice! 2mo
batsy I love that old-timey cover! 2mo
Centique It‘s a beauty! I feel like I‘ve read Elizabeth Goudge at some time but I can‘t see a title that rings a bell so I must be mistaken. I‘m keen to try this one 😍 2mo
merelybookish @batsy Me too! 2mo
merelybookish @Centique I feel the same. She had a lot of books and a devoted following and yet somehow, she's passed me by till now. But her writing is absolutely charming. 2mo
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Linnets and Valerians | Elizabeth Goudge
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Delightful book with some fun language! Had never heard of a piggy back being called a pig-a-back before! 🐖

Ruthiella Me either! 🐷 2mo
merelybookish @Ruthiella It kinda makes more sense. 🤔 2mo
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Linnets and Valerians | Elizabeth Goudge
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It's a cold, miserable day here so taking a break from contemporary fiction to cozy up with some vintage children's lit. My first Goudge! Will it pass the Wallace sniff test?

batsy Awww! 2mo
quirkyreader Get ready for a treat. 2mo
LeahBergen I loved this one! 2mo
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Linnets and Valerians | Elizabeth Goudge
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Another of my favorite Elizabeth Goudge children‘s books is on sale today; $1.99 for Kindle. #childrensclassicread2021 #kindledeal #ebook

TheBookHippie Ooooo! Thanks! 2y
LeahBergen I loved it! 2y
UwannaPublishme Yay! Thx! Just downloaded it. 2y
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Linnets and Valerians | Elizabeth Goudge
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Out for a quick lunch break walk on this beautiful ☀️ day and found this little vintage treasure.

Ruthiella Great find! 2y
batsy Ooh, nice! 2y
LeahBergen How did I miss this post?? Lucky you! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Linnets and Valerians | Elizabeth Goudge
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Gah, this is freakin‘ charming.

Four children and a dog, left to live with a nasty grandmother, run away and fortuitously end up with their gruff old uncle (and his one-legged gardener/cook) in a magically rambling old house in the country. The cat and her kittens live on the kitchen drain board and a pellet-spitting owl accompanies their uncle everywhere.

Has anyone else read this 1964 book? I know @rubyslippersreads is a fan! 😊

MicheleinPhilly You read the best stuff. 3y
quietjenn That sounds lovely! 3y
MsMelissa The cover is lovely 😊 3y
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catebutler Reading it this month!! 🤗 3y
LeahBergen @MicheleinPhilly I‘ve only been reading “feel good” stuff for the past few months. 😬 3y
LeahBergen @quietjenn I think you‘ll like it! 3y
TheAromaofBooks I haven't read this one yet, but Goudge has not disappointed me so far. I've loved every book of hers that I've picked up! 3y
LeahBergen @Book_Fiend_Melissa There‘s just something about ‘60s children‘s book covers, isn‘t there? 3y
LeahBergen @catebutler Is it this month‘s pick for the Goudge read-along on IG? I thought it might be and was going to go check! 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
LeahBergen You HAVE read it! I noticed that you were the last post before mine. It was republished as The Runaways. 😄 @TheAromaofBooks 3y
rubyslippersreads One of my all-time favorites. I should join in the IG read, because it‘s definitely time for a reread. 3y
TheAromaofBooks Oh my gosh, really?? I didn't realize they were the same book. I loved The Runaways! 😂 3y
catebutler @LeahBergen Yes! It‘s been on my list for ages, so I‘m so glad it is. 👏🏼 3y
MicheleinPhilly Reading? What‘s that? 😩 3y
Tanisha_A Ahh! This sounds just perfect for now. Stacked. 3y
batsy That does sound lovely! 3y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads You definitely should! 😘 3y
LeahBergen @catebutler Perfect! 👏🏻 3y
LeahBergen @MicheleinPhilly Aww, that sucks! 🙁 3y
LeahBergen @Tanisha_A It‘s delightful! 3y
LeahBergen @batsy I think you‘d enjoy it! 😘 3y
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The Runaways | Elizabeth Goudge
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The lighting is off, so @maich will just have to take my word for it that #ISpy a pink cover!!! I also have a lot of love for this little story!!

@JoScho @ravenlee @marleed would you like to try and find a cover with a wild animal on it??

Leftcoastzen What a cute cover ! 3y
ravenlee Challenge accepted! 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Leftcoastzen - the whole book is just painfully adorable. 3y
JoScho On it! 🤗 3y
maich 👏👏👏 3y
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