Elizabeth de Beauchamp Goudge (24 April 1900 – 1 April 1984) was an English author of novels, short stories and children's books as Elizabeth Goudge. She won the Carnegie Medal for British children's books in 1946. A best-selling author in both the UK and the US from the 1930s through the 1970s, her books gained renewed attention in 1993 when one of them was plagiarised by Indrani Aikath-Gyaltsen. The "new" novel set in India garnered rave reviews in both The New York Times and the The Washington Post before its source was discovered. more »
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''Butterflies ... not quite birds, as they were not quite flowers, mysterious and fascinating as are all indeterminate creatures.''Elizabeth Goudge (1900-1984), British novelist. The Child from the Sea, bk. 1, pt. 2, ch. 1 (1970).