The greengage summer: a novel

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Viking Press, 1958 - Fiction - 218 pages
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Five naive English children, thrown on their own in a French inn, find themselves surrounded by mysterious and violent activities.

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User Review  - Girl with her Head in a Book - Goodreads

I have very dim memories of the BBC television series The Dolls' House which aired during my early childhood, then I read Rumer Godden's book upon which it was based when I was nine - this was a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mike Coleman - Goodreads

Beautifully told story of an English girl's coming of age in a French village in the 1950s. The sumptuous descriptions of summer in the idyllic French countryside are counterpoint to a potent account ... Read full review


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Rumer Godden is the author of many much-loved books for both children and adults. These include "The Diddakoi" (winner of the Whitbread award for children's books), "A Kindle of Kittens, Four Dolls, "and "Great Grandfather's House." She lives in England.

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