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Susan in TX

I've been seeing this name more and more lately, but I've never read her. Looking forward to it!


I love this book, it's my favourite of RG's novels. I'm also fond of the movie but I can see why RG hated it. Great cast though, Diana Rigg, Judi Bowker, Gwen Watford & Pamela Brown.


I've only read a couple of her books but absolutely loved this one. Didn't know there was a movie. I'll have to see if I can find it somewhere. I'm hoping to read more RG this year.


Possibly my favourite novel.

Fran H-B

I started to read R G as a child, liking The Dolls House best of her children's novels. As a teenager I borrowed In This House of Brede many times from the school library as I loved it so much. Over the years I have collected most of her books. She is the author I re-read more than any other.


I fell in love with Rumer Godden's books after finding a copy of The Greengage Summer years ago and have been slowly but surely building up a collection of the others which is much easier now that they are being re-printed!
Although I have read quite a few (Greengage and The River have been my favourites so far) I have yet to read In This House of Brede so I look forward to joining in with the Book Club read and thanks for the timely reminder that I need to dig out my copy of Dr Jekyll to read by next weekend!


I'm delighted to see this is a favourite!

Di McDougall

and it is also such a favourite of a very young woman it had so much to say to me about spirituality....


I've only read Black Narcissus and found it delightful. I am hoping that I can find this book in Melbourne when I visit next month. Several of her books are available at the library but not this one.


Rumer Godden is someone I've been meaning to read for a while so I shall look forward to this


I'm so glad that people are still reading and talking about Rumer Godden. I have read several of her works since childhood (her memoir Two under the Indian Sun my first exposure at age 12, about her and her sister's childhood adventures in India). And to think I haven't read Brede. Must get to it this year!

Judith (Reader in the Wilderness)


I hope you'll join us, Judith!

Dark Puss

Rats! 13 different books by Godden at The University of All Cats library, but sadly not this one. Will try other sources.

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