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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Rumer Godden (1907 - 1998)

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bookbug July 24th, 2006 07:23 AM PST

FYI, Godden wrote mostly fiction, but "A House With Four Rooms" and "A Time to Dance, No Time To Weep" are both memoirs.

walkingsatellite June 5th, 2009 08:41 AM PST

Rumer Godden is on my top ten favorite authors list. I love her books and her style of writing and just wrote a blog about her:

http://walkingsatellite.blogspot.com/2009/06/sketch-rumer-godden.html

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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. Her works are a powerful blending of the cool English blood in her veins and the hot India sun under which she lived for so many years.

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