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A PLACE LIKE HOME by Rosamunde Pilcher coming in hardcover in February 2021. Pre-order now.

A heartwarming novel by the much-loved Rosamunde Pilcher.

Born in Colombo, Judith Dunbar spends her teenage years at boarding school, while her beloved mother and younger sister live abroad with her father.

When her new friend Loveday Carey-Lewis invites Judith home for the weekend to Nancherrow, the Carey-Lewises’ beautiful estate on the Cornish coast, it is love at first sight.

She falls in love too with the generous Carey-Lewises themselves. With their generosity and kindness, Judith grows from naive girl to confident young woman, basking in the warm affection of a surrogate family whose flame burns brightly. But it is a flame soon to be extinguished in the gathering storm of war. And Judith herself has far to travel before at last . . . coming home.

Reviews

The novel has a gently sweet flavour, it continues to beguile because of Pilcher's warmth, sincerity and easy, undemanding prose
<i>The Sunday Times</i>
Compelling pages packed with convincing characters, vivid settings and weepy bits
<i>Daily Mail</i>
A great featherbed of a novel, all the right ingredients
<i>Woman & Home</i>
Especially good on atmosphere and a lonely teenager's bewilderment, Pilcher's storytelling skills are serene and beguiling
<i>The Times</i>
Much-needed balm to soothe the troubled mind'
<i>Sunday Express</i>
A well-upholstered good read
<i>Daily Mail</i>
Classy, lavish entertainment . . . literate pleasure
<i>Publishers Weekly</i>
Captivating . . . The best sort of book to come home to . . . Readers will undoubtedly hope Pilcher comes home to the typewriter again soon.
<i>New York Daily News</i>