Rumer Godden





Rumer Godden


Born
in Eastbourne, Sussex, England, The United Kingdom
December 10, 1907

Died
November 08, 1998

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Margaret Rumer Godden was born in Sussex, but grew up in India, in Narayanganj. Many of her 60 books are set in India. Black Narcissus was made into a famous movie with Deborah Kerr in 1947.

Godden wrote novels, poetry, plays, biographies, and books for children.

For more information, see the official website: Rumer Godden

Average rating: 4.1 · 16,856 ratings · 1,925 reviews · 93 distinct works · Similar authors
The Story of Holly and Ivy

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In This House of Brede

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The Dolls' House

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3.98 avg rating — 1,344 ratings — published 1947 — 23 editions
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The Greengage Summer

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Miss Happiness and Miss Flower

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An Episode of Sparrows

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The Diddakoi

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Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy

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Black Narcissus

3.87 avg rating — 655 ratings — published 1939 — 20 editions
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China Court: The Hours of a...

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“There is an Indian proverb that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emtional, and a spiritual . Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.”
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“It is an anxious, sometimes a dangerous thing to be a doll. Dolls cannot choose; they can only be chosen; they cannot 'do'; they can only be done by.”
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“I loved Mr. Darcy far more than any of my own husbands.”
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