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Hurrah for 'Off The Page'!

I do wish things had moved on just enough to be have been able to get Queen Victoria properly speaking on film. The one recording we have of her sounds like my washing machine when an under wire from a bra worked its way out of the bra and through one of the holes in the drum. 122 more words


In Noah's Ark by Rumer Godden

I just finished In Noah”s Ark by Rumer Godden and thought this Book Review captured the book’s charm rather well:

“No two people will read this with even similar reactions. 249 more words


100 Essential Reads – Black Narcissus – Rumer Godden (Virago 1939)

“You have to be very strong to live close to God or a mountain, or you’ll turn a little mad.”

In just this sentence, one of the characters, the rather naive Indian “general” Dilip sums up Rumer Godden’s twentieth-century classic.  441 more words

What makes some books so memorable? #amreading a #goodread

Another month, and time for another Round Robin, and this month’s topic has been set for us by author Dr Bob Rich: What makes a book memorable? 861 more words


"A garden isn’t meant to be useful.  It’s for joy." -  Rumer Godden  

“A garden isn’t meant to be useful.  It’s for joy.” –  Rumer Godden  


Five Catholic Chick Lit Writers (That You May Not Know And May Be Happy To)

1. Rumer Godden. She did not convert to Catholicism until the year she turned 61 but she continued to publish novels for almost 30 years after that. 596 more words