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Happy Birthday To Me.... (or rather, an excuse for more books!)

Yes, more books have arrived and been loaded onto the shelves in the past two weeks. And since I do find it hard (believe me, I do) to justify this massive addition so soon after the even more… 459 more words

Diaries & Letters

'The River' by Rumer Godden ****

French film director Jean Renoir, who purchased the film rights to Rumer Godden’s The River soon after it was published in 1946, said: ‘ exactly the type of novel which would give me the best inspiration for my own work… an unexpressed, subtle, heartbreaking innocent love story including a little girl’.  672 more words

Handing on the gift of Rumer Godden's lost gem to my daughter.

When I was seven I was given a battered old copy of Rumer Godden’s ‘Miss Happiness and Miss Flower’ for Christmas by a girl at school. 367 more words


An Episode of Sparrows - Rumer Godden (1956)

I have seen An Episode of Sparrows referred to as a young adult or even a children’s book, although Wikipedia lists it in amongst Rumer Godden’s adult novels, and having read it I think it fits there more comfortably. 953 more words