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The Battle of the Villa Fiorita - Rumer Godden (1963)

My final read for July, was by Librarything author of the month Rumer Godden; The Battle of the Villa Fiorita, which transported me to Italy while I myself travelled to Paris. 1,093 more words

Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy by Rumer Godden (1978)

I’m so glad that I picked up this book, the third of Rumer Godden’s three ‘convent novels’, when she was The LibraryThing Virago Group Author of the Month. 726 more words


A bitter-sweet coming of age tale #ViragoAuthoroftheMonth

The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden

Well, I fell off the wagon last month with the Virago Group monthly read, and unfortunately didn’t manage to make it to a Margaret Laurence book; time just ran out and much as I wanted to, it wasn’t possible. 927 more words

Black Narcissus - Rumer Godden (1939)

During July, the Librarything Virago group have selected to read books by Rumer Godden. I have enjoyed quite a number of her novels in the past but had not yet managed to read one of her best-known works – … 956 more words


It seems that I’m putting off doing these write-ups until just before the next meeting.  I’m going to have to shape up!

A very lively and satisfying get-together centred around our April book, … 174 more words

Monthly Meeting

'Thursday's Children' by Rumer Godden ****

Rumer Godden is the author of over sixty works of fiction and non-fiction, for both children and adults. Virago have recently reprinted a handful of her books to add to their impressive canon of women’s fiction. 800 more words

'China Court' by Rumer Godden **

China Court is part of a reissued series of Godden’s novels, printed by Virago. This particular novel is dedicated to the famous English poet John Betjeman, and was first published in the early 1960s. 726 more words