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eBook China Court: The Hours of a Country House ePub

by Rumer Godden

  • ISBN: 0688117228
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Rumer Godden
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Co (March 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 358
  • ePub book: 1862 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1471 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 670

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China Court: The Hours of a Country House. In November 1914 two small sisters, Jon and Rumer Godden, returned to India.

China Court: The Hours of a Country House. ― Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Two Under the Indian Sun. by Jon Godden · Rumer Godden. They had spent a year in London being "brought up" by austere aunts, but now the zeppelins were expected, and so they were summoned back to their home in East Bengal.

I immediately went to the library and got China Court and the many layered story exceeded my expectation of a great reread.

It's a book that, like many of hers, seems fairly simple, but the more deeply you delve, the more you find. That is why it bears re-reading, which I have done so many times I've lost count. I immediately went to the library and got China Court and the many layered story exceeded my expectation of a great reread.

For more than half a century, Rumer Godden has been known as one of the finest and subtlest writers of our day .

Now one of her most endearing classics is being reissued for a new generation of readers. China Court is the story of the hours and days of a country house in Wales and five generations of the family who inhabited it.

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Her books for children, especially her several doll stories, strongly convey the secret . 1961 China Court: The Hours of a Country House. 1963 The Battle of the Villa Fiorita filmed in 1965.

Her books for children, especially her several doll stories, strongly convey the secret thoughts, confusions, disappointments and aspirations of childhood. Her plots often involve unusual young people not recognized for their talents by ordinary lower- or middle-class people but supported by the educated, rich, and upper-class, to the anger, resentment, and puzzlement of their relatives. Rumer Godden died on 8 November 1998 at the age of 90 after a series of strokes; her ashes were buried with those of her second husband in Ry. .

Miniature facing the opening of lauds in the horae beatae virginis mariae, from the hours of robert bonnefoy. Old Mrs Quin died in her sleep in the early hours of an August morning. The sound of the bell came into the house, but did not disturb it; it was quite used to death, and birth, and life.

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For more than half a century, Rumer Godden has been known as "one of the finest and subtlest writers of our day" (Saturday Review). Now one of her most endearing classics is being reissued for a new generation of readers. China Court is the story of the hours and days of a country house in Wales and five generations of the family who inhabited it.

Comments

SupperDom SupperDom
I first read this book in college, and never forgot it. It is just as enchanting, now. It is outstanding as it reflects the influence of the past and its relics on the present and future. In this case, China Court is a an English country house that is home to a family who owned a clay quarry that produced china, no less. All the characters are well-developed, down to the dogs and a canary.
Taur Taur
China Court is one of my favorites by Rumer Godden, who is also one of my favorites. It's a book that, like many of hers, seems fairly simple, but the more deeply you delve, the more you find. That is why it bears re-reading, which I have done so many times I've lost count. The house, which lives as a character at least as well-developed as the human ones, stands in for so many things--for everyone who has lived in it, but also for the reader. I love the backstories the most--especially that of Eliza, whose inability to become what is expected of her rings very true. A wonderful book on many levels.
Sermak Light Sermak Light
I first read this book when I was in high school, back in the 60's. I loved it then, and I still love it. So glad it's available for the kindle. Rumer Godden is a wonderful writer. Her descriptions are rich and lovely. The story of several generations of a family (a device I usually avoid) is handled through the house they live in, China Court. The house comes alive through her words. This is truly worth reading.
Fordg Fordg
I've loved Rumor Godden since I first discovered her, way back when I was in college. I came across China court on Amazon and decided to revisit her. This is a lovely old fashioned novel with charming characters, written with grace and sensitivity. It shifts back and forth in time, delving into the past lives of the characters and their history in the house called China Court. You will anticipate the ending long before you get there, but you'll enjoy the journey. Not too many novels leave you with an after glow of nostalgia. Well written escape from today's turbulent world.
Exellent Exellent
Rumer
Godden is like Jane Austen. Every book seems better with every reading.
China Court is one of my two favorite novels by Rumer Godden. I am reading it for the fifth time. My first reading was in 1965 when I was 25 years old.

My other favorite book by Rumer Godden is An Episode of Sparrows which is one of the few titles reprinted in recent years.
Onoxyleili Onoxyleili
Rumer Godden’s China Court: The Hours of a Country House is a lyrical novel that has one nuanced character—the court (or house) itself. This Cornish estate has been passed through five generations of family members. The main action unfolds over the course of a few days when the matriarch of the family, Mrs. Quin (Ripsie), dies and her children and grandchild are confronted with her surprising will. However, Godden continually flashes back to moments in the lives of past and present family members, moments that give the current happenings depth and perspective. Prominent in this novel are tensions related to class and family loyalty. I appreciated aspects of this novel, particularly the beauty of Godden’s descriptive passages, which engage all senses. That house and all of its surroundings did come alive for me. However, the thinness of most of the characters and poverty of plot left me less than fully engaged, and the ending was off-putting and strange. If you do choose to read China Court (keep in mind that many other readers liked it much better than I did), to avoid perplexity, I urge you to keep in hand a copy of the family tree that appears in the beginning of the novel.
Zamo Zamo
Recently saw Black Narcissus on PBS and it reminded me what a wonderful story teller Rumer Godden
was. I immediately went to the library and got China Court and the many layered story exceeded my
expectation of a great reread. I highly recommend this book and author to everyone who likes a
good, exciting story involving a family and house through the years. To all younger readers (and I
use this term enviously not negatively) who may never have heard of Rumer Godden you have
a treat in store - her stories always reflect the human condition and real life in every aspect without
ever veering into maudlin sentimentality. If you like a good story that will make you want to
keep turning the page - you won't do better. LHM
I had trouble at the beginning keeping up with the ebb and flow of memories in this compelling story. Finally, the complexity of the writer became clear and I realized the richness in this story could only be told weaving each character into another through out the generations. M&s. Golden is pure literary genius.