Thursday's Children

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Viking, 1984 - Fiction - 249 pages
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As he tags along to his spoiled sister's ballet classes, Doone discovers and develops his own rare and special talents.

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

A similarity in title and theme had led me to suppose, looking back after all these many years, that this book was written by Noel Streatfeild, an English writer best known in the United States as the ... Read full review

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User Review  - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing

This is one of my all-time favourite books. To be honest, I also enjoy the cliches of the children's dancing school books. But this is far beyond them. The various emotions in the family, the sexual awakening of Crystal, the intensity of Doone are all aimed at the adult reader. Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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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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