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Rumer Godden (1907–1998)

Author of In This House of Brede

Includes the names: Godden Rumer, Rumer Godden, Rumer Godden, Rumer Godden etc., Margret Rumer Godden

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Please don't combine this author with her sister Jon Godden.

In This House of Brede 1,146 copies, 28 reviews
The Story of Holly and Ivy 859 copies, 15 reviews
The Greengage Summer 594 copies, 15 reviews
An Episode of Sparrows 526 copies, 7 reviews
The Dolls' House 504 copies, 5 reviews
The Diddakoi 388 copies, 5 reviews
Black Narcissus 381 copies, 8 reviews
Miss Happiness and Miss Flower 323 copies, 5 reviews
Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy 323 copies, 11 reviews
Kingfishers Catch Fire 291 copies, 5 reviews
The Peacock Spring 277 copies, 7 reviews
The Battle of the Villa Fiorita 276 copies, 5 reviews
Two Under the Indian Sun 271 copies, 5 reviews
The River 259 copies, 5 reviews
Little Plum 249 copies, 3 reviews
The Kitchen Madonna 229 copies, 5 reviews
Thursday's Children 187 copies, 5 reviews
A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep 181 copies, 9 reviews
The Mousewife 149 copies, 5 reviews
Coromandel Sea Change 144 copies, 3 reviews
A Candle for St. Jude 142 copies, 3 reviews
A House with Four Rooms 129 copies, 3 reviews
Breakfast with the Nikolides 118 copies, 4 reviews
Listen to the Nightingale 117 copies, 2 reviews
Mouse House 116 copies, 2 reviews
Cromartie vs the God Shiva 111 copies, 4 reviews
The Dark Horse 94 copies, 5 reviews
The Rocking Horse Secret 93 copies, 2 reviews
The Dragon of Og 92 copies, 1 review
Impunity Jane 86 copies, 2 reviews
The Fairy Doll 85 copies, 2 reviews
A Breath of Air 85 copies, 1 review
Four Dolls 85 copies
Pippa Passes 74 copies, 5 reviews
Candy Floss 59 copies, 1 review
Black Narcissus [1947 film] (Original novel) 56 copies, 1 review
The Lady and the Unicorn 55 copies, 1 review
Great Grandfather's House 47 copies, 1 review
Fu-Dog 42 copies
St. Jerome and the Lion 40 copies, 1 review
Mr. McFadden's Hallowe'en 39 copies, 1 review
Gypsy, Gypsy 36 copies
Gulbadan 33 copies, 2 reviews
Thus Far and No Further 33 copies, 1 review
The Valiant Chatti-Maker 27 copies, 1 review
Shiva's Pigeons 24 copies
The River [1951 film] (Screenwriter/Original novel) 23 copies, 1 review
In Noah's Ark 10 copies
Indian Dust 4 copies
Loss of Innocence [1961 film] (Screenplay) 1 copy
Gone: 2 1 copy
Premiēre 1 copy
The Little Bookroom (Afterword, some editions) 457 copies, 9 reviews
Prayers from the Ark (Translator, some editions) 257 copies, 4 reviews
Prayers from the Ark and The Creatures' Choir (Translator, some editions) 108 copies, 1 review
The creatures' choir (Translator, some editions) 41 copies
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Rumer Godden wrote some 60 works, including novels, children's books, biographies, and poetry, a number of them drawing on her experiences of life growing up in British India and then working there as an adult. Her portrayals of the secret thoughts and confusions of childhood are especially noteworthy.
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Please don't combine this author with her sister Jon Godden.

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