Rumer Godden

Rumer Godden was one of the UK’s most distinguished authors. She  wrote many well-known and much-loved books for both adults and children, including  Black Narcissus and The Greengage Summer. Her children’s novel The  Diddakoi won the Whitbread Children’s Book Award in 1972. She was awarded  the OBE in 1993 and died in 1998, aged ninety.