Things to see & do

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Get reading

Come and read in our garden!

When you visit us, take a look at the varied books we have on offer.

We stock a wide range of reading by associated authors who visited or lived at the house. The garden on a fine day is the perfect place to sit a while and bury your head in your new purchase. 

A noteable tenant

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. 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.

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 covers, 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.

The Lamb Players present Twelfth Night

Lamb Players performing in the garden of Lamb House © Lamb Players

Lamb Players performing in the garden of Lamb House

Fri 14 and Sat 15 August at 7:30pm
Sunday 16 August at 1:30pm and 5pm

The Lamb Players are returning to Lamb House this August with their rendition of the well loved Shakespearean classic Twelfth Night. Please feel free to bring your own picnics for the performances and something to sit on too. Tickets cost £16 for all performances, to book tickets please contact Grammar School Records on 01797 222752.