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Godden, Rumer

Godden, Rumer

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In This House of Brede, GODDEN, Rumer
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Battle of the Villa Fiorita, GODDEN, Rumer
1 6903 GODDEN, Rumer Battle of the Villa Fiorita
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Viking Press: New York; 1963; 312 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, faint soil to cloth on front near spine, tiny initials on rear pastedown; no binding problems. Page edges faintly yellowed; interior pages clean and bright.Dust wrapper lightly edgeworn with a few tiny closed tears, faintly soiled. A nice copy.; Basis for the movie of the same name starring Maureen O'Hara. A woman divorces her husband and leaves her children to be with the man she loves in a villa on Lake Garda in Italy. Two of her children object to this and, leaving London, arrive at the villa to bring their mother home.; Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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2 3951 GODDEN, Rumer Breath Of Air, A
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Viking Press: New York; 1951; Good  
280 pages; Cloth spine has ends bumped and fraying, skinned area revealing board on front cover, corners bumped revealing boards. Page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean, no binding problems. No dust wrapper.; A modern retelling of Shakespeare's "The Tempst" with some slight diviations. Godden's island in the Pacific is called Terraqueous.  
Price: 8.25 USD
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Episode of Sparrows, An, GODDEN, Rumer
3 6884 GODDEN, Rumer Episode of Sparrows, An
Softcover; Mass Market PB Harper & Row: New York; c1955, 1981; 247 pages Good+ 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, pages and inside covers age browned but not brittle, small previous owner name on first page; interior pages clean, none loose.; Two street children create a little garden in Catford Street, London. This small action changes several people's lives, including their own. A film called 'Innocent Sinners' was based on this book.; Recommended by Susie W. of the DES email discussion group. This 'is my all-time favorite Rumer Godden novel. It's got gardens, fine cuisine and children, I may have to reread it just thinking of it.' Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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4 6071 GODDEN, Rumer Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Viking: New York; 1979; 207 pages Very Good in Good dust wrapper 
Corners and spine ends bumped, board edges very lightly soiled; no binding problems. Page edges pale yellow, soil marks on rear endpaper and rear pastedown; interior pages clean. Clipped dust wrapper is rippled and dampstained on front panel, lightly soiled and edgeworn.; Another tale of convents and faith by the author of 'In this House of Brede'. The title refers to the decades of the rosary. While darker than 'Brede' this is a compelling tale of an English woman that made serious mistakes and eventually found faith and peace. Elizabeth's story begins in Paris at the end of World War II. Recommended. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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5 6825 GODDEN, Rumer Greengage Summer, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1958,1982; 206 pages Very Good 
No spine and cover creases, covers lightly edgeworn and rubbed, pages and inside covers light brown; pages clean, none loose.; Basis for the 1961 movie starring Jane Asher, titled "Loss of Innocence" in the US. A young English woman finds love on a summer visit to France when five children are left on their own for a time in a little town on the Marne. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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In This House of Brede, GODDEN, Rumer
6 7012 GODDEN, Rumer In This House of Brede
Hardcover Viking Press: New York; 1969; Second Printing 376 pages Very Good- in Good dust wrapper 
Not the more readily available book club edition, this 2nd printing was issued October 1969. Cloth binding with blue titles and brown weathervane on spine lightly soiled, spine ends and corners lightly bumped. Decorated endpapers show a map of Brede Abbey, red 99 on front free endpaper top corner. Page edges foxed and lightly soiled; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper has a red 99 above printed price and a hole punch circle below price. It is soiled, foxed and edgeworn, with a large chip missing at spine tail and some closed tears. ; At 42, successful business woman and widow PhilippaTalbot decides to join an enclosed Benedictine order in the Sussex countryside. Basis for the movie of the same name. One of our favourite books by this author. Highly recommended.; 'I love stories about nuns & In This House of Brede is one of my favourites.'- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 15.75 USD
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Kingfishers Catch Fire, GODDEN, Rumer
7 7185 GODDEN, Rumer Kingfishers Catch Fire
Softcover; Mass Market PB Dell: New York; c1953,1965; 220 pages Good+ 
Sunned spine faintly curved, covers chipped and edgeworn, inside covers and pages browned; interior pages clean.; This novel set in India about a widow with two young children was inspired by Godden's own three years in retreat in the Kashmir hill country with her two young daughters.; "A fascinating fictionalized account of Ms. Godden's unusual experiences in India as a single mother with young children." -Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. This title reviewed and recommended on the "Leaves and Pages" blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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Peacock Spring, The, GODDEN, Rumer
8 6906 GODDEN, Rumer Peacock Spring, The
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Viking Press: New York; 1975; 274 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, corners and spine ends very lightly worn; no binding problems. Front corner of front free endpaper clipped;pages clean and bright. Lightly edgeworn dust wrapper has sunned spine (seen before in this edition), white flaps slightly yellowed.; Fifteen year old Una and her younger sister Hal, are forced to join their father, a British diplomat, in New Delhi. Una soon develops a relationship with a young and talented Indian poet.; Image is actual book offered. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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Time to Dance, No Time to Weep, GODDEN, Rumer
9 7109 GODDEN, Rumer Time to Dance, No Time to Weep
Paperback; Trade PB Quill, William Morrow: New York; 1987; 243 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good 
Spine creases, light edgewear and a crease to front cover, cover edges faintly sunned. Page edges have a few small soil spots; interior pages clean, none loose. ; The first volume of Rumer Godden's autobiography covers the years 1907 to 1946. Her memoirs are as interesting as her wonderful novels.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups; "In her own unique, exquisite style, Rumer Godden writes of her passion for India, her enchanted childhood, and of the many challenges she faced as a young adult in relationships and as a writer. This is an extremely well-written autobiography worth reading multiple times." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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10 4495 GODDEN, Rumer and Jon Two Under the Indian Sun
Hardcover Knopf/Viking: New York; 1966; Book Club Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
240 pages; Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, front cover just beginning to flare (a flaw seen before with this edition). Page edges pale yellow with small black mark on bottom edge. A nice copy. Dust wrapper edgeworn and yellowed, with some chips and short tears. ; The two sisters collaborate on a memoir of their five years in the village of Narayangunj in India. An interesting book to contrast with Chisholm's biography of Rumer Godden (also in stock).  
Price: 11.00 USD
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