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…delve meansa…

In good company your thoughts run, in solitude your thought is still; it goes deeper and makes for itself a deeper groove, delves. Delve meansa ‘dig with a spade’; it means hard work. 533 more words

One From the Archive: 'The Dark Horse' by Rumer Godden ***

First published in April 2014.

Rumer Godden’s The Dark Horse has been published to celebrate the one year anniversary of the addition of children’s books to the marvellous Virago Modern Classics list. 540 more words

Chilli in the Sauce.....

There is a technique – trick if you prefer – used in TV and film, whereby a character is introduced by drawing them from the anonymity of a crowd. 1,089 more words


Film of the Book: Black Narcissus

Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (1947)

(This is the first in an occasional feature of reviews of the “Film of the Book”, or occasionally the “Book of the Film”, if I happen to have seen and loved the film first. 1,273 more words

Book Review

Black Narcissus by Rumer Godden

Till the rains break…

:D :D :D :D :D

The palace at Mopu was once known as the House of Women, home to the harem of the General, the local overlord of this remote spot high in the Himalayas. 826 more words

Book Review

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