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Rumer Godden

Born in Sussex on 10 December, 1907, Rumer Godden was the author of 1939’s Black Narcissus, a book that was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

Rumer grew up in India on the banks of the rivers of Assam and Bengal (now Bangladesh) and as a writer of fiction and non-fiction, she even won the Whitbread Award for Children’s Literature in 1972. Awarded an OBE in 1993 and died on 8 November, 1998.


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