About the Trust

Rumer Godden at Speen, Buckinghamshire, 1949

For most of Rumer Godden's life her publishing affairs were looked after by the Literary agents CURTIS BROWN of London and New York, and they continue to do so for the Literary Trust.

On her death The Rumer Godden Literary Trust was formed and there is a board of trustees which include her daughter Jane Murray Flutter, her grandson Mark Murray Flutter, her granddaughters Charlotte Waugh and Elizabeth Graham and an accountant.

The trust deals with all queries, requests and works in conjunction with the agents and publishers. It promotes the books and films by giving talks on the works and Rumer Godden's life and showing the films.

The main emphasis is on trying to get the books republished and advertised.

The trustees are happy to answer any queries about the books or Rumer Godden's life.

Rumer Godden left her archives to The Howard Gotlieb Special Collections in Boston University, USA. They are available for study. At the present time several students are using the archives for their PhD's.

For teachers...

Rumer Godden's English and use of words are considered to be of the highest grammatical standard. Many of her books have been used as A Level text books e.g. The Greengage Summer.

Primary school teachers use her children's books e.g. The Diddakoi for classes. The Dragon of Og has been a play for primaries and the poetry anthologies Around the Day and Around the Year have been used in schools for many years.

News


12/12/2016
3 new editions from Pan Macmillan complete the Dolls series of childrens’ books
Pan Macmillan has just published 3 new editions of the Dolls series;   The Story of Holly and ... More...

12/12/2016
Two new editions published by Speaking Tiger
Indian publisher Speaking Tiger has just published 2 new editions; An accomplished scholar and ... More...

12/12/2016
Open Road Publishes 13 Rumer Godden Ebook titles
US ebook publisher Open Road has released Black Narcissus and 12 other titles which are ... More...

22/03/2016
Pan Macmillan publishes 3 new editions
Pan Macmillan have published 3 new editions. Miss Happiness and Miss Flower, Little Plum and The ... More...