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Godden, Rumer 1907-1998

Works: 506 works in 2,612 publications in 14 languages and 76,060 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Religious fiction  Poetry  Historical fiction  Pastoral fiction  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Other, Instrumentalist, Lyricist, Author of screenplay, Compiler
Classifications: PR6013.O2, 823.912
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The story of Holly & Ivy by Rumer Godden( Book )

67 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphaned Ivy finds her Christmas wish fulfilled with the help of a loney couple and a doll named Holly
In this house of Brede by Rumer Godden( Book )

49 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in England, this is a novel about a successful career woman in her forties who renounces the world to enter Brede monastery, a cloistered order of English Benedictine nuns and what happens to her thereafter
An episode of sparrows, a novel by Rumer Godden( Book )

95 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of how two London slum children made a garden from a packet of cornflower seeds and how it changed the lives of rich and poor
Two under the Indian sun by Jon Godden( Book )

44 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Godden sisters "have written of five years in their early lives when they were sent back to India to escape the bombs of W.W.I. They recall their lives in the village and its environs in what is now East Pakistan." Library J
The dolls' house by Rumer Godden( Book )

84 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The activities, sorrows, and joys of a family of dolls living in an old doll house are related from the dolls' point of view
The greengage summer, a novel by Rumer Godden( Book )

90 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five naive English children, thrown on their own in a French inn, find themselves surrounded by mysterious and violent activities
China Court : the hours of a country house : a novel by Rumer Godden( Book )

31 editions published between 1960 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern love story, set in Cornwall and interwoven with the living past of five generations of the Quin family, and illustrative of life - as Chaucer says - as a "thinne subtil knittinge of thinges". A medieval book of hours plays a part in the plot
The peacock spring by Rumer Godden( Book )

51 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about two English school girls, who are summoned from England to New Delhi by their diplomat father. Una, the older sister, meets a young man, and a secret love develops
The river by Rumer Godden( Book )

83 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of two adolescent girls of an Anglo-Indian family in Bengal
Prayers from the ark by Carmen Bernos de Gasztold( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 1995 in English and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of poems, each a prayer by one of the animals in Noah's ark
Black narcissus by Rumer Godden( Book )

87 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglican Sisters are sent to a remote community in the Himalayas to establish a convent
Kingfishers catch fire : a novel by Rumer Godden( Book )

66 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English widow gets into trouble when she attempts to westernize natives in the vale of Kashmir
Five for sorrow, ten for joy by Rumer Godden( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new novel, the author returns to the theme of the religious life, and now moves to the world of the French Dominican Sisters of Béthanie, who work among the whores, drug addicts, and vagrants of the great cities. The heroine is Lise, an English girl who, after the liberation of Paris, falls into bad company and, after a period in one of Paris's smartest brothels, becomes a successful madam -- La Balafrée, the Scarred One
The diddakoi by Rumer Godden( Book )

41 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kizzy Lovell, a 7-year old gypsy, wanted no part of school because of the derisive cries of her schoolmates. When her Great-Great-Gran died, Kizzy would have been wholly alone except for Admiral Twist and Miss Brooke. Learning how to accept their kindness proves as great a trial as the persistent cruelties of her schoolgirl peers, and the learning is not all on Kizzy's side
Thursday's children by Rumer Godden( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As he tags along to his spoiled sister's ballet classes, Doone discovers and develops his own rare and special talents
Coromandel sea change by Rumer Godden( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Coromandel coast of southern India seems the ideal place for Mary and Blaise's honeymoon, but before long Mary begins to feel detached from her new husband and powerfully attracted to Krishnan, a local politician now in mortal danger
The mousewife by Rumer Godden( Book )

25 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A house mouse who thinks there must be more to life than looking for food and caring for her family befriends a lonely, caged dove
The dark horse by Rumer Godden( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark Invader, a superbly bred racehorse, that has had a disappointing first season, is sold and shipped from England to Calcutta where, with love and gentle handling, he wins the hearts of the people and becomes the firm favourite for the prestigious Viceroy Cup. But, only days before the race, an alarming incident occurs which threatens to destroy his chances, and the way disaster is averted is nothing short of a miracle. A richly glowing portrait of India in the thirties, and a moving portrayal of the bond between man and horse
The kitchen Madonna by Rumer Godden( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy's efforts to create an icon to please the family's new maid helps him to make new friends and discover an artistic talent
A house with four rooms by Rumer Godden( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second autobiography the author describes the progression of her life as she leaves India with her two daughters and settles in London. She tells of her house moves, relationships and writing with characteristic wit and humour
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Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.00 for Rumer Godd ... to 0.86 for Bābar : U ...)

The story of Holly & Ivy
Alternative Names
Dixon, Margaret 1907-1998

Dixon, Margaret Rumer 1907-1998

Dixon, Margaret Rumer Haynes, 1907-1998

Dixon, Rumer Godden Haynes-.

Dixon, Rumer Godden Haynes 1907-1998

Foster, Laurence 1907-1998

Foster, Margaret Rumer 1907-1998

Foster, Margaret Rumer Godden.

Foster, Margaret Rumer Godden 1907-1998

Foster, Rumer Godden.

Foster, Rumer Godden 1907-1998

Godden, Margaret R. 1907-1998

Godden, Margaret Rumer

Godden, Margaret Rumer 1907-1998

Godden, Margret Rumer 1907-1998

Godden, Rumer 1907-1998

Haynes Dixon, Margaret Rumer 1907-1998

Haynes-Dixon, Rumer Godden.

Haynes-Dixon, Rumer Godden 1907-1998


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Rumer Godden, Margret 1907-1998

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Rumer, Margaret 1907-1998

Румер Годден

רומר גודן סופרת בריטית

고덴, 루우머 1907-1998

고덴, 마가레트 루머 1907-1998

고덴, 마가렛트 루우머 1907-1998

고든, 루머 1907-1998

ゴッデン, R

ゴッデン, ルーマー


In this house of BredeAn episode of sparrows, a novelThe dolls' houseThe greengage summer, a novelThe peacock springThe riverPrayers from the arkBlack narcissus