The Peacock Spring

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Pan Macmillan, Sep 1, 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. And in the preface she explains how this perennially popular novel came to be written. 'One of the finest English novelists' Orville Prescott

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Review: The Peacock Spring

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While I was ready to dismiss this book as a love story and the classic evil stepmother story, I was actually happy to see that this book went places I didn't expect it to and pleased with the turn of ... Read full review

Review: The Peacock Spring

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I admit that I did not really like this book for the first half of it or more. It seemed predictable and cliched, and I dreaded the ending, because I thought I knew where it was going. But it redeemed ... Read full review

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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