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The Peacock Spring by Rumer Godden
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Jan 27, 2008

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Read in January, 2008

Though it didn't move me the way that In This House of Brede did, I still appreciated this book. It tells the story of a British UN official, his two daughters, and the governess he employs in New Delhi. Godden's characters are all multi-dimensional, interesting, flawedm and she's insightful and compassionate. I thought the plot was a bit melodramatic, but I still enjoyed it. I especially liked seeing India through the eyes of a schoolgirl. As Una comes of age, her romantic vision of India has to mature. In the end, things go on just as if the English family had never even been there.

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