A Fugue in Time

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Macmillan, 1945 - Domestic fiction - 176 pages
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User Review  - Yarrow - LibraryThing

This was my second Rumer Godden book, after China Court, and I would have enjoyed it a lot more if it hadn't been so similar to the first. Predictably, the things like I liked and disliked about China ... Read full review

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I had to force myself to plow through the detailed house, clothing and decor descriptions but had to admit their relevance to the characters and story ( which is full of flashbacks and fast-forwards ... Read full review

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About the author (1945)

Margaret Rumer Godden was born Dec. 10, 1907, in Sussex, England. She was nine months old when her family moved to India, where her father ran a shipping line. She returned to London at age 20 to learn how to teach dance to children, and opened a school back in India. Returning to England while she was pregnant, she wrote her first book, "Chinese Puzzle," published in 1936. Her marriage to a stockbroker, Laurence Sinclair Foster, ended in 1941, leaving her penniless. In an effort to pay off her former husband's debts, Godden moved her family into a mountain cottage where she ran a school, made herbal teas for sale, and wrote books. Another novel of India, "The River," published in 1949, was one of her most acclaimed books and was made into a film by Jean Renoir in 1951. She returned to England to stay in 1945. Rumer Godden was the author of more than 60 books, including novels, short story collections, poetry, plays and non-fiction. She published her 21st novel, "Cromartie vs. the God Shiva," in 1997. Rumer Godden died a year later on November 8, 1998, in Thornhill, Scotland, at the age of 90.

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