On the desolate Essex marshes, a young girl named Fritha arrives at a remote lighthouse seeking help from its lonely inhabitant: Philip
Rhayader, a crippled artist who has established a bird sanctuary on his land. The
girl brings to him a wounded snow goose, which the gentle Philip takes under
his care. Soon a friendship blossoms as he and Fritha nurse the bird back to
health, though as the years pass, Fritha visits the lighthouse only when the
snow goose is there. Then the outbreak of World War II draws Philip away from
his home to help in the war effort—and suddenly Fritha has a new reason to return
to the lighthouse.
Beautifully written all the way through to its
powerful ending, The Snow Goose has been in print since its original
publication in 1941.
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