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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.