The Great Godden

The Great Godden

Everyon talks about falling in love like it's the most miraculous, life-changing thing in the world.  Something happens, they say, and you know...

That's what happened when I met Kit Godden.

I looked into his eyes and I knew.

Only everyone else knew too.  Everyone else felt exactly the same way.


From the incomparable Meg Rosoff, bestselling author of How I Live Now, comes a heady and timeless, intimate and earth-shattering wonder.


One dreamy summer, in a holiday house by the sea, two families fill hot days with food and wine, swimming and games, plans for a wedding and plans for future.


Enter the Godden brothers - irresistible, charming, languidly sexy Kit, and surly, silent Hugo.  Suddenly there's a serpent in paradise - and the consequences will be devastating.


Profound and memorable, told through the eyes of a watchful narrator whose gender is never revealed, The Great Godden is a summer classic in the making, crystallising the exact moment at which innocence is lost.  The Great Godden will sit alongside Bonjour Tristesse, The Greengage Summer, We were Liars, and I Capture the Castle as an essential coming of age read.


"The Great Godden arose from the memory of one childhood summer that seemed to last for years and that - only in retrospect - announced that childhood was over." Meg Rosoff.


Meg Rosoff is the winner of the Carnegie Medal, the Michael J Printz Award, the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis and the coveted Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.  She grew up in a suburb of Boston and moved to London in 1989.  She spent fifteen years working in advertising before writing her first novel, How I Live Now, which has sold over one million copies in thirty-six territories.  Meg has written six young adult novels, Jonathan Unleashed for adults, and a middel-grade series about a rescue dog called McTavish, who rescues a chaotic family.  Meg lives in London with her husband, daughter and two lurchers.



The Great Godden

Author: Meg Rosoff


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Brilliant, Meg Rosoff really captures the essence of young teenage passion.