When I was a rather young girl, I was rather lonely. Being quite socially maladjusted, I drowned my woes in books and what better solace to all who despair than some Goody Two-Shoe type book?
1. It could have been my father who first read The Robe and I not only followed suit but ended up reading a good many of Lloyd C Douglas' books.
A deeply moving novel about a Roman soldier who wins Christ's robe when he is crucified and how he is transfigured. There was a film based on the book:
You might like to dip into the book, below - I'd be deeply touched if there's still someone in today's world who can get sentimental over such a theme.
2. I think I enjoyed The Big Fisherman, my second Lloyd C Douglas, better. Was it the romance? Was there humour that enchanted me? I forget.
This was also made into a film and the print of the video below is in rather bad shape, I warn you.
Browse the book below and maybe you'll enjoy it as much as I did.
There was a film based on this one too:
Set in the medical genre, it's worth a read in you're in the profession and even if you're not, it's quite a moving book.
4. Also a Doctor story, Green Light is quite a dramatic story.
If you're in the mood for a slightly tattered black and white film, do enjoy the Errol Flynn version below:
And I'd be happy if you also dipped in below for I'm sure there are still those who'd be charmed by this somewhat moral tale:
5. I'm afraid I can't recall much about White Banners and I leave you to find out more about this uplifting novel by Lloyd C Douglas.
Find below a scene from the 1938 film - from the response on Youtube, people are charmed!
And I leave you with the chance to run your eyes over this story about which a reader on Goodreads says:
Every time I read it, I come away a better person!