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The Shell Seekers - Rosamunde Pilcher
The Shell Seekers
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#1 New York Times Bestseller"The Shell Seekers is a deeply satisfying story, written with love and confidence."—Maeve Binchy, The New York Times Book ReviewThe Shell Seekers, the classic novel by acclaimed writer Rosamunde Pilcher, is now available in hardcover once more. This epic romance has... show more
#1 New York Times Bestseller"The Shell Seekers is a deeply satisfying story, written with love and confidence."—Maeve Binchy, The New York Times Book ReviewThe Shell Seekers, the classic novel by acclaimed writer Rosamunde Pilcher, is now available in hardcover once more. This epic romance has sold over 3.5 million copies to date; her other bestsellers include Winter Solstice, Wild Mountain Thyme, and Coming Home.Set in London and Cornwall from World War II to present, The Shell Seekers tells the story of the Keeling family, and of the passions and heartbreak that have held them together for three generations. The family centers around Penelope, and it is her love, courage, and sense of values that determine the course of all their lives, Deftly shifting back and forth in time, each chapter centers on one of the principal players in the family's history. the unifying thread is an oil painting entitled "The Shell Seekers," done by Penelope's father. It is this painting that symbolizes to Penelope the ties between the generations. But it is the fate of this painting that just may tear the family apart.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780517222850 (051722285X)
Publisher: Gramercy
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
bookshelves: hardback, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, currently-reading, tbr-busting-2014, britain-england, cotswolds, aga-saga, summer-2014, anti-q-s, art-forms, chick-lit, filthy-lucre, families, autumn-2014, bedside Read from November 13, 2013 to October 12, 2014 Large Print EditionDedication...
JennyJen
JennyJen rated it
0.0 The Shell Seekers
Long and intricate story that was far from what I typically read. I definitely enjoyed it. Review to come.
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
2.0 The Shell Seekers
Pilcher delivers an engrossing family saga of a British family through four generations. Mostly set in the mid-1980s, it weaves in tales going back to World War II. At the center of the tale is sixty-four year old Penelope Keeling, the daughter of a renowned painter. She possesses only one finished ...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 How I Live Now
England is so awesome and idyllic for the upper classes it's better to be there in wartime than say, NYC without a war. I don't argue with that. Hell, it's why I watch Downton Abbey or Brideshead Revisted. It's interesting to see how different people have addressed the idea of teen-aged girls in...
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it
3.0
I enjoyed this long novel on a camping trip. It's definitely easy reading and a page-turner; Pilcher knows how to keep you going. It wasn't great art, but it was a cozy escape. I'm not sure why it's on the BBC's list of top reads though. I can think of at least seven books off-hand that do a much be...
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