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    • ISBN:9781405512688
    • Publication date:02 Aug 2012
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The River

A Virago Modern Classic

By Rumer Godden

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This is Rumer Godden's unforgettable evocation of India and of childhood, of innocence and experience. A small masterpiece.

Harriet is caught between two worlds: her older sister is no longer a playmate, her brother is still a little boy. And the comforting rhythm of her Indian childhood - the sounds of the jute factory, the colourful festivals that accompany each season and the eternal ebb and flow of the river on its journey to the Bay of Bengal - is about to be shattered by a tragic event. Intense, vivid, and with a dark undertow, The River is a poignant portrait of the loss of a young girl's innocence.

Biographical Notes

Rumer Godden (1907-98) was the acclaimed author of over sixty works of fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. Born in England, she and her siblings grew up in Narayanganj, India, and she later spent many years living in Calcutta and Kashmir. Several of her novels were made into films, including Black Narcissus, The Greengage Summer and The River, which was filmed by Jean Renoir. She was appointed OBE in 1993.

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  • ISBN: 9781844088416
  • Publication date: 05 Feb 2015
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Virago
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