Artist's daughter Penelope Keeling can look back on a full and varied life: a Bohemian childhood in London and Cornwall, an unhappy wartime marriage, and the one man she truly loved. She has brought up three children - and learned to accept them as they are. Yet she is far too energetic and independent to settle sweetly into pensioned-off old-age. And when she discovers that her most treasured possession, her father's painting, The Shell Seekers, is now worth a small fortune, it is Penelope who must make the decisions that will determine whether her family can continue to survive as a family, or be split apart.
'A huge warm saga ... A deeply satisfying story written with love and confidence'
Maeve Binchy in The New York Times Book Review
'A beautiful, haunting story ... that will tug at your heart strings'
'Her genius is to create characters you really care about'
'A long, beguiling saga, typically English ... Splendid'
Mail on Sunday
Publication date: 06/06/2005
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||6th June 2005|
|Publisher:||Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Rosamunde Pilcher has had a long and distinguished career as a novelist and a short story writer, who was awarded an O.B.E. for services to literature in 2002, and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Dundee University in 2010.More About Rosamunde Pilcher