By Rosamunde Pilcher
Rosamunde Pilcher's major bestseller, also a successful TV film, now rejacketed for a new audience
The brilliant bestseller by the much-loved Rosamunde Pilcher.
As spring comes to Scotland and the hills burst into life, a dance is planned for September. The invitations summon home the group of people Violet Aird has cared for most in her long life.
The oldest, strongest and wisest of them all, she sees Alexa, her vulnerable granddaughter, find love for the first time, while the decision to send her little grandson away to school is driving parents Edmund and Virginia even further apart. Far from them all is Pandora, the glamorous, exciting girl who ran away twenty years before. All will converge on Scotland this September, bringing their stories with them.
Rosamunde Pilcher had a long and distinguished career as a novelist and short story writer, but it was her phenomenally successful novel, The Shell Seekers, that captured the hearts of all who read it, and won her international recognition as one of the best-loved storytellers of our time. It was voted one of UK's top 100 novels in the BBC's Big Read in 2003. Her bestselling novels, September, Coming Home and Winter Solstice were made into television films. She was awarded an O.B.E for services to literature in 2002 and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Dundee University in 2010. Rosamunde Pilcher died on 6 February 2019.
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06 Jun 2005
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A wonderful, not-to-be-missed novel that is destined to provide many hours of pleasurable reading — Woman and Home
Pilcher's storytelling skills are serene and beguiling — The Times
It is never too soon to discover Rosamunde Pilcher — Good Housekeeping
Whether she is being poignant, wry or perceptive, Rosamunde Pilcher is always gentle — Woman's Realm