Henrietta's House

Henrietta s House A Magical Mystery TourToday is Hugh Anthony s birthday party and he s celebrating with the people he loves best young and old alike The day begins with a wish and ends with a revelation as each of t

  • Title: Henrietta's House
  • Author: Elizabeth Goudge
  • ISBN: 9781847451668
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Magical Mystery TourToday is Hugh Anthony s birthday party, and he s celebrating with the people he loves best, young and old alike The day begins with a wish and ends with a revelation as each of the partygoers ventures into an enchanted forest where legend becomes reality and their wildest dreams come true An innocent birthday picnic becomes the adventure of a lifetiA Magical Mystery TourToday is Hugh Anthony s birthday party, and he s celebrating with the people he loves best, young and old alike The day begins with a wish and ends with a revelation as each of the partygoers ventures into an enchanted forest where legend becomes reality and their wildest dreams come true An innocent birthday picnic becomes the adventure of a lifetime and no one will ever be the same again.

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      Published :2018-08-27T13:30:17+00:00

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    1. This is a re-reading of one of the Torminster trilogy about Henrietta & Hugh Anthony who live with their grandparents in the cathedral close. Most of the events take place on a single summer day when a large party leaves to go on a picnic to celebrate Hugh Anthony's birthday. I love the way Elizabeth Goudge comfortably entwines the spiritual & down-to-earth aspects of life. Grandfather lectures the stranger who claims there is no paradise, or heaven, but Henrietta gets her dream house, t [...]

    2. Like another Goudge title, Linnets and Valerians, this book has stuck with me although I last read it about 30 years ago. I remember descriptions, the sense of place, even 'see' faces as described (the illustrations in my tattered 1972 British paperback are nice, but the words really brought the faces and settings to life). It's magical in a way that is neither dark or supernatural. It could be nowhere else than Edwardian England, but the history, famous places, or institutions are never mention [...]

    3. I loved this book! I had no idea of what it would be like, as it was another one off my shelves. It is a magical tale of two children and a number of adults - adventures and the way they change. It is thoughtful, gently humorous, and very satisfying. Maybe it is a children's book - but it is one I'll keep and reread.

    4. Charming old fashioned story with some very gentle magical realism thrown in. The kind of book that calms you down and makes the world a good place again. Traditional "magic of the woods" theme as in Little White Horse and books by Lewis, Wynne Jones, and Pratchett when writing for children.

    5. A lovely little fairy tale and they all lived happily ever after. Loved the end!Found this gem at a used book sale, inscribed by the first owner in 1942. Glad I picked it up!

    6. I read this many years ago but now it is being reissued. At that time I thought it was quite sweet but not very exciting. Henrietta is going to have a birthday picnic but her friends and family all get lost on the way along country lanes. They all have minor adventures and meet, for example, a stray puppy, a man with a heart made of wax bundled up in the coat-tail pocket of his dress coat (yes it was a long time ago) and a cave system just waiting to be explored, which the owner of the property [...]

    7. a rather old-fashioned book in which the reader keeps expecting to find out something terrible has happened and in which nothing tragic ever does happen. everyone ends up happy and even those people who experience a bit of discomfort find something to be happy about until life looks better. i waffled between really liking the book and really being irritated that nothing ever really seemed to happen–it tended to be a little too sickly sweet. but other than that, it was truly delightful. one of [...]

    8. This is one of my favourite books ever and my second favourite Goudge book (after The Little White Horse). I was read this by both my parents many years apart, and both times I loved it. In this book, magic, legend, and fate are handled with expertise. It reminds me a bit of Into the Woods. All the characters go into the woods and have adventures that make them learn or helps them achieve a certain dream, fulfill a wish. It is an old book, but it is enjoyable and appropiate for all ages.

    9. This book was about half-way between a realistic fiction story and a fairy tale. I really enjoyed it. Almost the entire book happens within a one-day period. A young boy wants his favorite adults to celebrate his birthday by taking a picnic to the Blue Hills. On the way, the different groups go different ways and certain somewhat magical things happen then they all meet up again for the tea party. A really cool idea!

    10. This is a charming children's book written in the 1940s. It has a lovely fairy-tale atmosphere yet the characters are very real. It's Henrietta's brother's birthday and they are going to fox-glove coombe for a picnic. However things take a strange turn on the way and everyone ends up having an adventure. It is well written and finishes with a moral for everyone!

    11. I never really cared enough about the characters for the resolution to mean much. Must we have both an "Old Man" and an "Old Gentleman," both nameless? Seems overly convoluted, though plenty of lovely writing and worthwhile themes.

    12. Another magical story by Elizabeth Goudge that imparts spiritual realities! Knowing the real God - who is all love and acceptance and no punishment or judgment - is truly like a fairy tale come true

    13. This book gave me nightmares as a nine-year-old. Voodoo and witchcraft!?The cover is truly deceiving. I'm glad no one has heard of this book.

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