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On rereading a childhood favourite

There’s something both exciting and daunting about reading a childhood favourite after many many years.

It’s exciting to be brought back to one’s childhood again. To see this book with adult eyes. 675 more words


Reading Challenge 2016 – Book 3: The Mousewife by Rumer Godden

(My rating: 4/5)

Within this tiny book, with its tiny protagonist, lies a big story about a big heart.

The Mousewife is a tale about the true meaning of friendship and selfless love; of giving someone the opportunity to pursue a dream – a dream that might also be your own dream –  knowing fully well that you may yourself never have the same opportunity; and finally, of rejoicing in the knowledge that you have allowed someone the chance to be happy. 251 more words


Real nuns

In this House of Brede by Rumer Godden

I decided to get this book after seeing it recommended by Kelly here, and realised we had a Rumer Godden title for my daughter called, “The Fairy Doll”, which she loves.   378 more words

Written By Lucy

Black Narcissus, by Rumer Godden (World Film Publications Ltd, 1947). From eBay.

TBR Thursday 70... plus #Woolfalong!

Episode 70

The new resolutions are well under way – which makes it surprising, if not baffling, why the TBR has actually gone up 1, to 161! 1,221 more words

Book Review

One From the Archive: 'An Episode of Sparrows' by Rumer Godden ****

First published in April 2014.

Several of prolific author Rumer Godden’s novels have been recently reprinted to celebrate the one year anniversary of the addition of children’s books to the Virago Modern Classics list.  689 more words