Birth date: December 10, 1907
Died: November 08, 1998
Rumer Godden's Books
Rumer Godden was a prolific writer and, among other stories, created the eternal classic 'The Story of Holly & Ivy'. This didn't really match that in terms of emotional impact and originality. Our heroine is Tibby, a 7 year old girl, who comes with her mother to live in a grand old house called P...
One of my favorite authors-- as usual her work is great. A good read
Beautifully written and constructed with lovely characterization, but problematic--not just dated--in normalization (edging on romanticization) of domestic violence and spousal rape.
Kizzy is little girl from a gypsy family, not quite sure of her actual age and looked down upon for being diddakoi (mixed gypsy heritage -- Irish and Romany -- rather than a pure parentage of one or the other). Orphaned, she lives with her great-great grandmother in a small, traditional gypsy wagon ...