books by Rumer Godden

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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 Diddakoi
Rumer Godden

Viking, 1972

A diddakoi is a half-gypsy. But Kizzy feels like she is all gypsy. She doesn't fit in at school - the other children attack her and call her names. Still, she is happy living with her gran and old Joe, the caravan horse. When her gran dies, Kizzy turns to the Admiral for help.


The Kitchen Madonna
Rumer Godden

Viking Juvenile, 1967

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 ...


The Fairy Doll
Rumer Godden

Viking Press, 1956

Classic children's story illustrated by Adrienne Adams


Two Under the Indian Sun
Jon Godden, Rumer Godden

Beech Tree Books, 1987

In 1914, following the outbreak of war, two small sisters left London to return to India and their home in East Bengal. This book is their remembrance of the five years that followed, in the village of Narayangunj - where there father worked as a steamship agent - on a river that feeds the great Brahmaputa. Jon and Rumer Godden capture all the colour, sound and smell of exotic India, but especially they bring to life again the people of every ...


China Court
Rumer Godden

Viking Adult, 1961

Book by Godden, Rumer


In This House of Brede
Rumer Godden

Fawcett Crest, 1969

This extraordinarily sensitive and insightful portrait of religious life centers on Philippa Talbot, a highly successful professional woman who leaves her life among the London elite to join a cloistered Benedictine community. In This House of Brede was the basis of a 1975 made-for-television film starring Diana Rigg


Miss Happiness and Miss Flower
Rumer Godden, Gary Blythe

Macmillan Children's Books, 2006

When little Nona is sent from her sunny home in India to live with her relatives in chilly England, she is miserable. Then a box arrives for her in the post and inside, wrapped up in tissue paper, are two little Japanese dolls. A slip of paper says their names are Miss Happiness and Miss Flower. Nona thinks that they must feel lonely too, so far away from home. Then, Nona has an idea - she will build her dolls the perfect house! It will be just ...


The Peacock Spring
Rumer Godden

Pan Books, 1998

Una and her younger sister Hal have been abruptly summoned to live in New Delhi by their diplomat father Sir Edward Gwithiam. From the first meeting with their new tutor and companion, the beautiful Eurasian Alix Lamont, Una senses a hidden motive to their presence. But through the pain of the months to come, the poetry and logic of India do not leave Una untouched. And it begins with the feather, a promise of something genuine and precious ...


Mouse House
Rumer Godden

Macmillan & Co, 1960


Miss Happiness and Miss Flower
Rumer Godden

Macmillan, 1961


The Battle of Villa Fiorita
Rumer Godden

Viking, NY, 1963


The Dragon of Og
Rumer Godden

The Viking Press, 1981

For centuries the Dragon of Og has taken for food two bullocks a month from the lord's herd, but a new lord declares the custom must end, and so begins a battle of wits.


Impunity Jane
Rumer Godden

Viking, 1966


Listen to the Nightingale
Rumer Godden

Viking Juvenile, 1992

Charlotte, who has lived and trained in the world of ballet since she was adopted by the costume mistress of a famous dance company, must decide between comfort and professional discipline when she is offered a scholarship to a prestigious dance school.


Rumer Godden

The Viking Press, 1963


China Court
Rumer Godden

Virago Press Ltd, 2013



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