The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

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At the end of a long and useful life, Penelope Keeling's prized possession is The Shell Seekers, painted by her father, and symbolizing her unconventional life, from bohemian childhood to wartime romance. When her grown children learn their grandfather's work is now worth a fortune, each has an idea as to what Penelope should do. But as she recalls the passions, tragedies, and secrets of her life, she knows there is only one answer...and it lies in her heart, in this beloved Cornwall novel from Rosamunde Pilcher.

 

About Rosamunde Pilcher

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Rosamunde Pilcher is the author of such worldwide bestselling novels as The Shell Seekers, September, Coming Home, Winter Solstice, and Voices in Summer. The Shell Seekers was a Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book. She is also the author of The World of Rosamunde Pilcher. Pilcher is an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). She lives with her husband Graham and their dog in Perthshire, Scotland.
 
Published March 23, 2013 by St. Martin's Press. 596 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Penelope is the daughter of Victorian artist Lawrence Stern, and though Noel and Nancy encourage her to sell her small legacy of canvases, Penelope staunchly keeps them, for they remind her of her idyllic childhood on the Cornish coast and of her lover, Richard Lomax, who died scaling the Normand...

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Variety

Produced two years ago for German television, this latest adaptation of "The Shell Seekers" bears a more-than-passing resemblance to the recent Oscar nominee "Atonement," and not just because both feature Vanessa Redgrave as a woman reminiscing about her war-torn past.

Apr 29 2008 | Read Full Review of The Shell Seekers

Variety

Produced two years ago for German television, this latest adaptation of "The Shell Seekers" bears a more-than-passing resemblance to the recent Oscar nominee "Atonement," and not just because both feature Vanessa Redgrave as a woman reminiscing about her war-torn past.

Apr 29 2008 | Read Full Review of The Shell Seekers

Classic Book Club

Superb book about this elderly lady who has three grown up children who she does not really get on with.

May 10 2009 | Read Full Review of The Shell Seekers

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