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The Little White Horse, Elizabeth Goudge

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dinny Sat 12-Jul-08 21:15:56

Just felt an overwhelming urge to read this and can't find my copy ANYWHERE, so just ordered it. Anyone remember it? SUCH a lovely book, can't wait to read it to dd!

lillypie Sat 12-Jul-08 21:20:03

It's my absolute fave!!My Gran used to read it to my sister and I when we were small.I bought it a few years ago at Waterstones,can't wait to read it to my DD either grin

KatyMac Sat 12-Jul-08 21:22:09

My favourite book ever

Bluestocking Sat 12-Jul-08 21:22:51

It's heavenly, isn't it? Henrietta's House is lovely too.

dinny Sat 12-Jul-08 21:28:21

oooh, haven't read that, Bluestocking

Loveday Minette....Loveday tis an old family name of ours, tempted to use it if I have another dd

and remember Wrolf? ah... and Periwinkle...

Uriel Sat 12-Jul-08 21:29:24

Wonderful book.

differentID Sat 12-Jul-08 21:34:01

I found a copy in Oxfam two weeks ago. I loved that ook as a kid, still love it and am looking forward to seeing the film.
Henrietta's House is a gorgeous story too, but can't afford to get a copy at the moment.

MrsJohnCusack Sat 12-Jul-08 21:34:28

i LOVED this
might go and see if I can dig out my copy

differentID Sat 12-Jul-08 21:35:00

I loved the sub story between Old Parson and Miss Heliotrope- almost Jane Austenesque.

KatyMac Sat 12-Jul-08 21:40:25


What film?

differentID Sat 12-Jul-08 21:41:27

I think they're making it into a film. HAng on a mo.

differentID Sat 12-Jul-08 21:44:32

It's called The Secret of Moonacre. Dakota Blue Richards (Lyra in The Golden COmpass) is Maria, Tim Curry is Coeur de Lion and Ioan Gruffudd is Sir Benjamin. Due out in Feb next year

dinny Sat 12-Jul-08 21:44:46


and hmm

dinny Sat 12-Jul-08 21:45:12

Coeur de Lion ? Wrolf?

differentID Sat 12-Jul-08 21:47:28

Nothing for wrolf- they'll probably do him mainly CGI

dinny Sat 12-Jul-08 21:49:24

can't remember Coeur de Lion ...

differentID Sat 12-Jul-08 21:50:07

I'm dreading what they're going to do to it. Are they going to Bowdlerize the massively Christian message throughout the story?

differentID Sat 12-Jul-08 21:50:39

Black William's descendent?

dinny Sat 12-Jul-08 21:50:52


differentID Sat 12-Jul-08 21:52:05

Tim Curry is so going to camp him up isn't he?sad

dinny Sat 12-Jul-08 21:53:03

may avoid seeing the film, it'll sooooo ruin the book however good it is, because the book is SO memorable and amazing

differentID Sat 12-Jul-08 21:53:28

Just read that the director did Bridge to Terabithia. Could have some merit.

dinny Sat 12-Jul-08 21:54:13

ah, I loved that film

differentID Sat 12-Jul-08 21:54:53

Made me cry a little. I love that film too.

Heathcliffscathy Sat 12-Jul-08 22:01:19

just love this book. they had an old hardback copy at school that i hankered for.

then someone on mn reminded me of the title as i couldn't remember for the life of me (and all i said was that it was about a girl that lived in a bedroom with a carved stone ceiling with the sun and moon on it)

dh got me paperback for my bday and i loved it a whole 30 years later.

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