books by Rumer Godden

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China Court: The Hours of a Country House
Rumer Godden

William Morrow & Co, 1993

For more than half a century, Rumer Godden has been known as "one of the finest and subtlest writers of our day" (Saturday Review). Now one of her most endearing classics is being reissued for a new generation of readers. China Court is the story of the hours and days of a country house in Wales and five generations of the family who inhabited it.


The Fairy Doll: & Other Tales from the Dolls' House
Rumer Godden

Pan Macmillan, 2014

Discover the secret life of dolls in this magical collection of seven stories by a celebrated children's writer Dolls cannot tell you anything, but often their wish is as strong as telling. Have you ever felt a doll’s wish? This wonderful classic edition contains some of Rumer Godden's best-loved stories, including The Dolls' House, Miss Happiness and Miss Flower, Little Plum, The Fairy Doll, The Story of Holly & Ivy, Candy Floss, ...


An Episode of Sparrows (New York Review Children's Collection)
Rumer Godden

NYR Children's Collection, 2004

A much-loved English novel reminiscent of The Secret Garden Someone has dug up the private garden in the square and taken buckets of dirt, and Miss Angela Chesney of the Garden Committee is sure that a gang of boys from run-down Catford Street must be to blame. But Angela's sister Olivia isn't so sure. Olivia wonders why the neighborhood children—the “sparrows” she sometimes watches from the window of her house —have to be locked out ...


In This House of Brede
Rumer Godden

Loyola Classics, 2005

“A novel of sensitive dedication.” — The Atlantic Monthly “Rumer Godden deals precisely with the theme of the religious life . . . as representing ‘the heart of holiness of the Church.’ It is at once a life of great peace and often equally intense struggle.” — America magazine This extraordinarily sensitive and insightful portrait of religious life centers on Philippa Talbot, a highly successful professional woman who ...


The Story of Holly and Ivy
Rumer Godden

Viking Juvenile, 2006

Ivy, Holly, and Mr. and Mrs. Jones all have one Christmas wish. Ivy, an orphan, wishes for a real home and sets out in search of the grandmother she's sure she can find. Holly, a doll, wishes for a child to bring her to life. And the Joneses wish more than anything for a son or daughter to share their holiday. Can all three wishes come true? This festive tale is perfectly complemented by beloved Barbara Cooney's luminous illustrations, filled ...


The Doll's House
Rumer Godden

Puffin, 1976

From Rumer Godden, one of the foremost authors of the 20th century, and illustrated by two-time Caldecott Honor recipient Tasha Tudor, comes a heartwarming tale filled with imagination and creativity that is ideal for any girl who has ever loved a doll so much that it has become real to her. For Tottie Plantaganet, a little wooden doll, belonging to Emily and Charlotte Dane is wonderful. The only thing missing is a dollhouse that Tottie and ...


The Kitchen Madonna
Rumer Godden

Bethlehem Books, 2010

Marta is unhappy. For quietly aloof Gregory and his sister Janet, Marta, with her thick Ukrainian accent, her good cooking, and her stories, is the anchor of the house. Mother and Father, both busy architects, are gone all day and sometimes at night. Marta is always there; and the children, sensing her unhappiness, do not want her to go away. When they find out that Marta desires a good place in the kitchen, nine-year-old Gregory, with ...


A House With Four Rooms
Rumer Godden

William Morrow & Co, 1989

This is the second volume of Rumer Godden's autobiography, spanning the years 1945-77. The sequel to "A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep", this book looks at her life between the ages of 40 and 70. She is the author of "The Greengage Summer", "Black Narcissus", "The River" and "Thursday's Children".


The Fairy Doll: & Other Tales from the Dolls' House
Rumer Godden

Pan Macmillan, 2012

Discover the secret life of dolls in this beautiful collection.


Three Novels in One (1) The Battle of the Villa Fiorita; (2) The Greengage Summer; (3) An Episode of Sparrows
Rumer Godden

The Viking Press, 1963

Three novels by Rumer Godden.


Miss Happiness and Miss Flower
Rumer Godden

Macmillan, 1961


Mouse House
Rumer Godden

Puffin, 1976

Book by Godden, Rumer


Prayers from the Ark and The Creatures' Choir
Carmen Bernos De Gasztold

Penguin Books, 1976



The Diddakoi
Rumer Godden

Macmillan Children's Books, 2013


Four Dolls: "Impunity Jane", "Fairy Doll", "Story of Holly and Ivy" and "Candy Floss"
Rumer Godden

Macmillan, 1983


Junior Great Books: Series 3, 2nd Semester, book one

Great Books Foundation, 1992

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Rumer Godden

Amereon Ltd, 2012

Harriet is between two worlds. Her sister is no longer a playmate, her brother is still a child. The comforting rhythm of her Indian childhood - the noise of the jute works, the colourful festivals that accompany each season and the eternal ebb and flow of the river on its journey to the Bay of Benghal - is about to be shattered. She must learn how to reconcile the jagged edges of beginnings and ends ..."The River" is Rumer Godden's beautiful ...


The Fairy Doll
Rumer Godden

The Viking Press, 1957

Classic and much loved book. As the youngest in the family, Elizabeth is slow and clumsy and always in trouble until she is taken in hand by the Fairy Doll that usually decorates the top of the Christmas tree.


Prayers from the Ark
Carmen Bernos de Gasztold

Viking Adult, 1992

These prayers were first published, in French, in 1947 by a private press. Rumer Godden discovered a volume of them and translated them into English. The poem-prayers are at once reverent, humorous, realistic and concise.


The Mousewife
Rumer Godden

NYR Children's Collection, 2009

Day in and day out the dutiful mousewife works alongside her mousehusband in the house of Miss Barbara Wilkinson. It is a nice house and the mousewife is for the most part happy collecting crumbs and preparing a nest for her future mouse-babies—yet she yearns for something more. But what? Her husband, for one, can’t imagine. “I think about cheese,” he advises her. “Why don’t you think about cheese?” Then an odd and exotic new ...



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