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The Sisters of Béthanie, a French order of Dominican nuns, dedicate themselves to caring for the outcasts of society – criminals, prostitutes and drug addicts. 375 more words

Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy by Rumer Godden

This is a story of drugs, prostitution, murder, and nuns.

Of all the writers of the 20th Century the British writer Rumer Godden (1907 – 1998) best known for her 1939 novel… 650 more words

Book Review

[Last Film I Watched] The River (1951)

Title: The River
Year: 1951
Country: UK, France, India, USA
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: Jean Renoir
Jean Renoir
Rumer Godden
based on the novel of Rumer Godden… 572 more words

Film Review

Book Review - Kingfishers Catch Fire by Rumer Godden

(My Rating: 4/5)

Published in 1953 and set in pre-Independent India, (or perhaps just after Independence – I could not ascertain which) Kingfishers Catch Fire is about fickle, illogical and dreamy Sophie, a British lady, who after travelling around India with her two young children, as and when a new fancy struck, finally decides to settle down in a remote part of Kashmir. 421 more words


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