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Colourful covers

Brian Cooks vibrant book dust jackets 

Sir Brian Caldwell Cook Batsford (1910-1991), better known as Brian Cook, designed book dust jackets, with distinctive vibrant colours, from the 1930s to the 1950s. He was also a painter, publisher, a Member of Parliament and was knighted in 1974.
Sir Brian was the tenant of Lamb House from 1980-1987.

A notable writer lived here

A variety of books and authors

A variety of books and authors

Margaret Rumer Godden, OBE (1907-1998): was an author of more than sixty books, both fiction and non-fiction, many of which were set in India (where she spent much of her early childhood). She also penned children’s books and poetry. Her first best-seller was in 1939 for the novel: Black Narcissus and she won the Whitbread Award in 1972 for her novel: The Diddakoi.
Rumer Godden was the tenant of Lamb House from 1968-1973.

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