The End of Summer
By Rosamunde Pilcher
A reissue in new packaging of one of Rosamunde Pilcher's classic stories, read by Geraldine James.
Sitting on a California beach at summer's end, Jane Marsh thinks back to her childhood at the estate called Elvie in a remote corner of Scotland. She remembers not only the heather-covered hills and the lonesome loch, but her grandmother . . . and, of course, Sinclair. She has secretly dreamed of marrying rakishly handsome Sinclair and settling at Elvie forever. Then an urgent visit from her grandmother's lawyer becomes the catalyst for her return to Scotland . . . Where waiting for her is passion, not gentle love, and the chilling realisation that she may be ready to wed the wrong man.
Rosamunde Pilcher has 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.
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07 Sep 2006
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Hodder & Stoughton
Her genius is to create characters you really care for — Daily Express
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