The Peacock Spring

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Pan Macmillan, 2004 - Fiction - 256 pages
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Una and her younger sister Hal have been abruptly summoned to live in New Delhi by their diplomat father Sir Edward Gwithiam. From the first meeting with their new tutor and companion, the beautiful Eurasian Alix Lamont, Una senses a hidden motive to their presence. But through the pain of the months to come, the poetry and logic of India do not leave Una untouched. And it begins with the feather, a promise of something genuine and precious . . .

In The Peacock Spring Rumer Godden evokes the magic of an India she knows so well – and all the bitter sweetness of loyalty and love.

‘One of the finest English novelists’ Orville Prescott

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The Peacock Spring by Rumer Godden is a beautifully written, fully characterized coming-of-age story that brought tears to my eyes. As Una and her younger sister Hal are abruptly summoned from their ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Rumer Godden was one of Britain's most distinguished authors, with many justly famous and much-loved books for both adults and children to her credit, including The River, Black Narcissus, The Peacock Spring and Coromandel Sea Change. She was awarded the OBE in 1993 and died in 1998, aged ninety.

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