The River

Rumer Godden with Jean Renoir on the set of The River

You can't stop days or rivers...

Harriet is between two worlds. Her sister is no longer a playmate, her brother is still a child.

The comforting rhythm of her Indian childhood - the noise of the jute works, the colourful festivals that accompany each season and the eternal ebb and flow of the river on its journey to Bay of Bengal - is about to be shattered.

She must learn how to reconcile the jagged edges of beginnings and ends...

"So intense, so quietly demanding of attention, that at the time there will be nothing in your thoughts but a small girl in India, and the people and places that were her world"
SATURDAY REVIEW
"Compassionate wisdom and serene understanding . . . with each book she writes Miss Godden's position as one of the finest of living English novelists becomes more secure"
ORVILLE PRESCOTT

The River is Rumer Godden's beautiful tribute to India and childhood, made into a film by the great French Director Jean Renoir. And in a preface for this edition she explains how this classic tale came to be written.

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...