books by Rumer Godden

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Candy Floss
Rumer Godden

Philomel, 1991

A doll named Candy Floss is very happy serving as Jack's lucky charm at his stall at the fair, until a spoiled rich girl steals her.


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 ...


A House With Four Rooms
Rumer Godden

Quill, 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
Rumer Godden

Macmillan Children's Books, 2007


In This House of Brede
Rumer Godden

Amereon Ltd, 1991

Philippa Talbot leaves her Civil Service career for a new calling - to join an enclosed order of Benedictine nuns. In this small community, each crisis is guided by the Abbess and the Sisters' shared bond of faith. It is here that Philippa must learn to forgive and forget the past.


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 ...


The Story of Holly and Ivy (Puffin Books)
Rumer Godden

Puffin Books, 1971

Rumer Godden reawakens all the old magic of Christmas in this story about a lonely little orphan girl, a doll without an owner, and a kind lady with a christmas tree and no-one to enjoy it.


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.


Diddakoi Family Bookshelf Edition
Rumer Godden



Impunity Jane
Rumer Godden

Viking, 1954

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Doll's House (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Rumer Godden

Turtleback, 1976

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The activities, sorrows, and joys of a family of dolls living in an old doll house are related from the dolls' point of view.


China Court
Rumer Godden

Virago Press Ltd, 2013


Listen to the Nightingale
Rumer Godden

Puffin, 1994

When she wins a scholarship to a famous ballet school, Lottie, an orphan reared by the costume mistress for a London ballet company, is torn between her lifelong dream and her love for a puppy.


Rumer Godden

The Viking Press, 1963


The Battle of Villa Fiorita
Rumer Godden

Avon, 1980


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.


Miss Happiness and Miss Flower
Rumer Godden

Macmillan, 1961



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