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Elizabeth Goudge
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Born in Wells, Somerset
Born on 24th of April 1900
Died on 1st of April 1984

Born 1900. Died 1984 - English novelist.

Studied at Reading University. Published Green Dolphin Country (1944), her first major success, which was made into a film. Other novels included Gentian Hill (1949) and The Child from the Sea (1970). Her book for children The Little White Horse (1946) won a Carnegie medal. Wrote biographies of Jesus Christ and St Francis of Assisi.

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