Episode 38: China Court, Matins and Finale

In which we see how Tracey and Peter begin their marriage.

EP 38: China Court, Matins
Rating: G

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Produced with permission of Curtis Brown Group Ltd, on behalf of the Rumer Godden Literary Trust. (c) 1960 Rumer Godden

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I am very grateful to Ms. Godden's daughter, Jane Murray Flutter, and to the Curtis Brown Group Ltd. for their gracious permission to podcast this novel.

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  1. Oh, what a wonderful find you have presented us! I have just completed a listen-through of the China Court, to my complete remorse of having not known of her until finding the reading here. Even if I had seen the name of Rumer Godden before, I probably would have dismissed her as a fluffy romancer. What unfairness that would have been! The writing in this book flows like the human memory, the transitions are like associations of a fleeting memory to another. The characters reveal unexpected features (except for the modern aunts, of course), the atmosphere is lovingly but unflinchingly conveyed.
    So now I have yet another writer to look for to fill my already overflowing shelves.


  2. You just made my day! Thank you so much! :-)

    I know I've said this before but definitely read In This House of Brede and An Episode of Sparrows. Two of my favorites.


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