#RumerGoddenReadingWeek2021 Wrap Up

What a lovely way to start December – with a week dedicated to all things Godden! Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed your week in India, England and France in the very capable hands of Rumer Godden.

A big thank you to all of you who contributed reviews and comments, here and on Twitter. It has been a lot of fun.

If you’ve only just finished your book this weekend, please fell free to tag this post when you get time to write your review, and I will add it to our progressive list below.



  • 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


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I may have accidentally acquired a few more Godden’s during this week, so Rumer Godden Reading Week will continue for 2-3 more years at least, to help me get through them all!

But, for now, I will leave us with a final word from Rumer Godden:

You don’t give up writing until writing gives you up.

  • 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.

21 thoughts on “#RumerGoddenReadingWeek2021 Wrap Up

  1. Thank you for hosting this! I’m glad to hear it will continue as this was my first exposure to Godden and I definitely want to read more of her work.


  2. Thanks for organizing this Brona. It gave me a chance to finally pick up Godden and see what a wonderful writer she was. Looking forward to more of her books and also exploring everyone else’s reads and thoughts🙂


  3. I’ve very sorry I missed the event, as I love Rumer Godden; she’s one of those writers I turn to when I just want a well written, absorbing story and an exotic setting. Do you have plans for doing it again next year? It would be just the reminder I need to (finally) get around to Black Narcissus or Breakfast with the Nikolides!


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