Rumer Godden’s birthday is on the 10th December. To celebrate I will be hosting Rumer Godden Reading Week from Saturday 4th December to Sunday 12th December 2021.
Joining in #RumerGoddenReadingWeek2021 is easy.
Simply read and review one of the many books written by Rumer Godden and leave your link here (for a mini bio, full book list plus links to previous blogger reviews please see my previous post).
If you are feeling inspired, we’d love to hear about your love of Rumer Godden – tell us how you discovered her books for the first time, your favourite titles, do you reread them, and have you seen any movie versions? Or will this be your first foray into the land of Godden?
I will create a progressive list to keep track of all your posts.
- Black Narcissus | 1939 – reviewed by Mary @Bibliographic Manifestations &
- Breakfast with the Nikolides | 1942 – reviewed by Lisa @ANZ Lit Lovers
- The River | 1946 – reviewed by Lisa @ANZ Lit Lovers
- Kingfishers Catch Fire | 1953 – reviewed by Carol @Journey & Destination
- An Episode of Sparrows | 1955 – reviewed by Mallika @Literary Potpourri
- China Court | 1961 – reviewed by Kaye @What Me Read
- Coromandel Sea Change | 1991 – my review
- Prieres Dans L’Archen (Prayers from the Ark) | Carmen Bernos de Gasztold | 1947 – my review
- The Creatures’ Choir | Carmen Bernos de Gasztold | 1965 – my review
- Summer Diary: The Herbogowan – my review
- Hans Christian Anderson | 1955 – reviewed by Mary @Bibliographic Manifestations
- A Look Back at 3 Novels | Ali @Heaven Ali
- Reflections on reading Godden as a child | Nancy @Stories and Other Bookish Pursuits
Rumer Godden’s writing was informed by her life experience. Or as Matthew Dennison more eloquently said,
Throughout her life she relied on reality to inspire her fiction until the two overlapped and blurred: reality lost its sting, the imaginary gained piquancy.
She wrote adult fiction, non-fiction, autobiography, poetry, children’s books and translated the works of others. I will be reading her 1991 novel, Coromandel Sea Change. What will you be reading this week?
- This post was written on the traditional land of the Wangal clan, one of the 29 clans of the Eora Nation within the Sydney basin. This Reading Life acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are this land’s first storytellers.