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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 1,208 copies, 29 reviews
The Story of Holly and Ivy 955 copies, 18 reviews
The Greengage Summer 633 copies, 15 reviews
An Episode of Sparrows 554 copies, 5 reviews
The Dolls' House 532 copies, 6 reviews
Black Narcissus 436 copies, 10 reviews
The Diddakoi 407 copies, 6 reviews
Miss Happiness and Miss Flower 343 copies, 7 reviews
Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy 338 copies, 11 reviews
Kingfishers Catch Fire 302 copies, 5 reviews
Two Under the Indian Sun 293 copies, 5 reviews
The Battle of the Villa Fiorita 289 copies, 5 reviews
The Peacock Spring 282 copies, 7 reviews
Little Plum 268 copies, 3 reviews
The River 260 copies, 4 reviews
The Kitchen Madonna 253 copies, 5 reviews
Thursday's Children 189 copies, 5 reviews
A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep 187 copies, 9 reviews
The Mousewife 158 copies, 5 reviews
Coromandel Sea Change 148 copies, 3 reviews
A Candle for St. Jude 145 copies, 3 reviews
Mouse House 136 copies, 2 reviews
A House with Four Rooms 131 copies, 3 reviews
Listen to the Nightingale 118 copies, 2 reviews
Breakfast with the Nikolides 116 copies, 4 reviews
Cromartie vs the God Shiva 113 copies, 4 reviews
Impunity Jane 103 copies, 2 reviews
The Dragon of Og 96 copies, 1 review
The Rocking Horse Secret 96 copies, 2 reviews
The Fairy Doll 94 copies, 2 reviews
The Dark Horse 94 copies, 5 reviews
Four Dolls 91 copies
A Breath of Air 89 copies, 2 reviews
Pippa Passes 76 copies, 5 reviews
Candy Floss 63 copies, 1 review
The Lady and the Unicorn 58 copies, 1 review
Great Grandfather's House 52 copies, 1 review
St. Jerome and the Lion 47 copies, 1 review
Fu-Dog 44 copies
Mr. McFadden's Hallowe'en 40 copies, 1 review
Gypsy, Gypsy 36 copies
Thus Far and No Further 35 copies, 1 review
Gulbadan 34 copies, 2 reviews
The Valiant Chatti-Maker 28 copies, 1 review
The River [1951 film] (Screenwriter/Original novel) 25 copies, 1 review
Shiva's Pigeons 24 copies
In Noah's Ark 10 copies
Premiēre 1 copy
Loss of Innocence [1961 film] (Screenplay) 1 copy
The Little Bookroom (Afterword, some editions) 490 copies, 9 reviews
Prayers from the Ark (Translator, some editions) 265 copies, 4 reviews
Prayers from the Ark and The Creatures' Choir (Translator, some editions) 114 copies, 1 review
Black Narcissus [1947 film] (Original novel) 71 copies, 2 reviews
The Creatures' Choir (Translator, some editions) 44 copies
Mrs. Manders' cook book (Editor) 15 copies
In This House of Brede [1975 film] (Original book) 15 copies
Black Narcissus [2020 miniseries] (Original book) 2 copies
Enchantment [1948 film] (Original book) 2 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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