An impossible choice…and a lifetime of care and nurture could vanish in a moment

Introducing the beloved trilogy that has captured the hearts and imaginations of the many fans of bestselling author Elizabeth Goudge. The Bird in the Tree takes place in England in 1938, and follows a close-knit family whose tranquil existence is suddenly threatened by a forbidden love . . . .

Matriarch of the family, Lucilla, has spent a lifetime making the Hampshire estate of Damerosehay a haven for the Eliots. When her favorite grandson, David, falls in love with a woman who belongs to another, Lucilla sees her most cherished ambitions put at risk. But can she persuade David and Nadine to put duty before love?

Discover why so many have already fallen in love with this favorite of Goudge novels.

“Genuine discernment and poignancy”
The Sunday Times

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About The Author

Elizabeth de Beauchamp Goudge FRSL (1900-1984) 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.

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