Reading Europe: The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden (1958)

According to the author, The Greengage Summer is true, or at least partly so. In 1923, when Rumer Godden was fifteen years old and her elder sister Jon nearly eighteen, their mother announced,   “We are going to the Battlefields of France and when perhaps you see the rows and rows of crosses for those … Continue reading Reading Europe: The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden (1958)

In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden (1969)

  In This House of Brede is a quiet sort of book; reflective and introspective but lively and interesting at the same time. Philippa Talbot is a successful career woman who joins an order of contemplative Benedictine nuns at the age of forty-two.Self-possessed, capable, used to giving orders and making decisions, she enters her new … Continue reading In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden (1969)

Book Reviews

My Pinterest Book Board – I’ve started this account for book reviews. My other Pinterest page is mostly connected to my old blog but I’m adding in links to this blog also: here. It has links to AmblesideOnline books and years. If you are looking for specific book, author, or subject, try the search option … Continue reading Book Reviews