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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

The Tilt of the World

Take a moment for yourself this afternoon. The world will keep on turning whether or not you switch off your phone for two minutes.