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Read the World: South Asia

Today I wanted to talk about a region of the world called South Asia, which is – unsurprisingly – comprised of countries located in the… 574 more words


Small Jewels: Some Perfect Short Novels

It’s Day Four of National Novel Writing Month, and I’m already a couple of thousand words behind where I should be. So this seems like a pretty good time to consider a few small, perfect jewels of short novels. 292 more words


Rumer Godden

I’m looking for a show of hands, please: How many readers know that Rumer Godden was a mid-century novelist who also wrote children’s books and memoirs? 385 more words


Laying in my winter stores

I’m writing this on my first working day after the clocks went back at the weekend and my goodness me, it’s DARK. I can already see the challenge as a freelance working out of my home office. 1,276 more words

Beryl Bainbridge

Rumer Godden, author of Black Narcissus, visiting Deborah, Emeric Pressburger and Michael Powell on the set. Later, she would scornfully dismiss the 1947 film adaptation of her novel as having “not an atom of truth”. 40 more words


Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy

It’s always exciting to discover another first-rate author, especially one writing Christian fiction. I first discovered Rumer Godden by accident, with a ‘spur-of-the-moment’ purchase of ‘Greenage Summer’ from a charity shop.   221 more words