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Rumer Godden (1907–1998)

Rumer Godden was brought up in India at the turn of the century. Her father worked for the Bengal Steamship Company and the family travelled around the India of The British Raj quite a bit. Rumer was a precocious child and wrote her auto-biography when she was only 6! As she grew up she became fascinated by the Indian peoples and the Hindu ... See full bio »

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Known For

The River
The River Writer
(1951)
Black Narcissus
(1947)
Enchantment
Enchantment Writer
(1948)
Loss of Innocence
(1961)

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 1996 The Peacock Spring (TV Movie) (novel)
 1991 The Wish That Changed Christmas (TV Movie) (book "The Story of Holly and Ivy")
 1984 Tottie: The Story of a Dolls' House (TV Series) (book The Dolls' House - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (book The Dolls' House)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (book The Dolls' House)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (book The Dolls' House)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (book The Dolls' House)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (book The Dolls' House)
  All for Love (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode, 1983) (book - 1 episode, 1982)
- Fireworks for Elspeth (1983) ... (short story)
- L'Elegance (1982) ... (book)
 1976 Kizzy (TV Series) (novel "The Diddakoi" - 6 episodes)
- The Bonfire (1976) ... (novel "The Diddakoi")
- No Escape (1976) ... (novel "The Diddakoi")
- Into Care (1976) ... (novel "The Diddakoi")
- She Can't Stay There! (1976) ... (novel "The Diddakoi")
- What Shall We Do with Kizzy? (1976) ... (novel "The Diddakoi")
 1975 In This House of Brede (TV Movie) (novel)
 1969 Jackanory (TV Series) (book - 2 episodes)
 1961 Loss of Innocence (novel "The Greengage Summer") / (screenplay)
 1958 Innocent Sinners (novel "An Episode of Sparrows") / (screenplay)
 1956 Climax! (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- An Episode of Sparrows (1956) ... (novel)
 1951 The River (novel) / (screenplay)
 1948 Enchantment (from a novel by)
 1947 Black Narcissus (adapted from the novel by)
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 1995 Bookmark (TV Series)
Herself
- Rumer Godden: An Indian Affair (1995) ... Herself
 1993 Jean Renoir: Part Two - Hollywood and Beyond (TV Movie documentary)
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Book: Black Narcissus Publisher: Pan-Books isbn 0330324705 See more »

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Personal Quote:

For a dyed-in-the-wool author, nothing is as dead as a book once it is written. ...She is rather like a cat whose kittens have grown up.

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She is survived by her daughter. See more »

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Sagittarius

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