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Rumer Godden
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Born in Eastbourne, Sussex
Born on 10th of December 1907
Died on 8th of November 1998

Born 1907. Died 1998 - Novelist, poet and children's author.

Lived for many years in India where much of her works are set. First success was her third novel Black Narcissus (1939). Later works include The Dollís House (1947), a childrenís book, The Greengage Summer (1958), Pippa Passes (1994) and Cromartie Vs The God Shiva (1998).

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