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Rumer Godden
(1907-1998) born on
Dec 10
English novelist. She is a prolific writer of children's stories and adult fiction; six novels were adapted for films and TV, including "In This House of Brede," 1975.
         
   
F
If books were Persian carpets, one would not look only at the outer side. . . . because it is the stitch that makes a carpet wear, gives it its life and bloom.

R
The motto was "Pax," but the word was set in a circle of thorns.
A
The stitch of a book is its words.
N
For a dyed-in-the-wool author, nothing is as dead as a book once it is written. . . . She is rather like a cat whose kittens have grown up.
K
Pax: peace, but what a strange peace, made of unremitting toil and effort, seldom with a seen result. . .
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Book-of-the-Month Club News," Sep 1969.
R: On a Benedictine motto, "In This House of Brede," Viking 69
A: In "Book-of-the-Month Club News," Sep 1969.
N: In NY "Times," 1 Dec 1963.
K: On a Benedictine motto, "In This House of Brede," 1969.
   


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