The Scent of Water

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598568417
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/11/2011
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 277,073
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Posted January 14, 2012

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    Lovely writing, elegant storytelling

    Gorgeous book, as are all of Goudge's works. More need to be put back in print.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    A grand srory teller of fsmily and children and dogs

    Elizabeth often writes about people with " mental probles" and so sensitive have often wondered if she suffered from depression through out her own life though they are often in telling as a dark night of the soul she has a strong beleif in her church and this is another theme which enriches her storie she wrote two charming novels about two children the blue hills is one and a short novella about same babuska

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Beautiful book

    This is such a beautifully written book! The author is so descriptive in her writing style that you feel yourself in Mary's home and garden and the town of Appleshaw.
    Purchased this book by chance, but it will never be forgotten.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    A completely beautiful book!

    I purchased this book on a whim--one of the best literary whims I've ever succumbed to! I fell completely in love with the writing of Elizabeth Goudge and hope to purchase all of her books as I am able.
    This is one of those books that defies categorizing, but I would describe it as a portrayal of human relationships and choices. Not everything turns out perfectly, yet the ending is deeply satisfying for the reader.
    I have given this book as a gift to two friends, and they are also now hooked on E.G.
    If you love beautiful writing that can be savored over days and never become dull, if you enjoy characters that behave like real people and capture your heart, if you want to live for a few days in a charming English village with a garden to die for--please check out this book. You won't regret it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    Dated english family story which are very foreign for those who expect

    Disfunctional nasty people and grsfic sex. A revesling picture of how people with a mental disorder like bi polar or depression managed before all the new drugs. this theme of a handicap person who manages is a theme that is repeated in other books. The author seems so fsmiliar with depression wonder if she suffered from it most of the stories have what today would be called a spititual theme prayer . Always children and dogs too

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