Rumer Godden (1907-1998) was an acclaimed author of over sixty books of fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. Born in England, she and her siblings grew up in Narayanganj, India and she later spent many years living in Calcutta and Kashmir. Many of her bestselling novels, including Black Narcissus and The River were made into memorable movies. Some of her other popular works were Two Under the Indian Sun (a memoir of her time in India, co-written with sister Jon Godden), A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep, A House with Four Rooms, Gulbadan and Indian Dust. Rumer Godden died in Scotland in 1998.