Biographer Anne Chisholm
dates his retirement 1960, but RG
herself is quite definite.
Godden, Rumer. A House with Four Rooms. Macmillan, 1989.
in the TLS called this book shrewd, tender but unsentimental, achieving the rare trick of writing about herself without self-indulgence. Athill, says Chisholm, is able to show her family's faults (the smugness of...