The life of Penelope Keeling, the daughter of a pre-Raphaelite artist, is thrown into turmoil and reminiscence when she discovers that one of her father's paintings is worth a small fortune. Pilcher's novel offers insight into a family's relationships, its frailties and power to endure.
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.
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A huge, warm, saga . . . A deeply satisfying story written with love and confidence - Maeve Binchy in The New York Times Book ReviewA beautiful, haunting story . . . that will tug at your heart strings - PrimaHer genius is to create characters you really care about - Daily ExpressA long, beguiling saga, typically English . . . Splendid - The Mail on Sunday
About Rosamunde Pilcher
Rosamunde Pilcher has had a long and distinguished career as a novelist and a 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. Her most recent bestseller, Coming Home, was also made into a television film
The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
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