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Rosamunde Pilcher


UK flag (1924 - 2019)
Mother of Robin Pilcher

aka Jane Fraser

Rosamunde Pilcher was born in Lelant, Cornwall in 1924. Pilcher began her writing career in 1949 as an author of Mills and Boon romances under the name Jane Fraser. She published ten such novels, the last, The Keeper's House, in 1963.

Her novels The Shell Seekers and September topped the New York Times bestseller lists, remaining there for months to prove their extraordinary staying power. Her unsurpassed storytelling skills and remarkable talent are equally portrayed in her rich, romantic and satisfying stories.

Genres: General Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance
 
Novels
   The Brown Fields (1951) (as by Jane Fraser)
   Dangerous Intruder (1951) (as by Jane Fraser)
   Young Bar (1952) (as by Jane Fraser)
   A Day Like Spring (1953) (as by Jane Fraser)
   Dear Tom (1954) (as by Jane Fraser)
   A Secret to Tell (1955)
   Bridge of Corvie (1956) (as by Jane Fraser)
   A Family Affair (1958) (as by Jane Fraser)
   The Keeper's House (1963) (as by Jane Fraser)
   A Long Way from Home (1963) (as by Jane Fraser)
   On My Own (1965)
   Sleeping Tiger (1967)
   Another View (1969)
   The End of Summer (1971)
   Snow in April (1972)
   The Empty House (1973)
   The Day of the Storm (1975)
   Under Gemini (1976)
   Wild Mountain Thyme (1979)
   The Carousel (1982)
   Voices in Summer (1984)
   The Shell Seekers (1987)
   September (1990)
   Coming Home (1995)
   The Key (1996)
   Winter Solstice (2000)
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Omnibus
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Collections
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Chapbooks
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Novellas
   Weekend (2000)
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Anthologies edited
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Awards
Romantic Novel of the Year Award Best Novel winner (1996) : Coming Home


Rosamunde Pilcher recommends
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Bed & Breakfast (1996)
Lois Battle
"Atmospheric and satisfying."
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Belonging (1999)
(West Coast Trilogy, book 2)
Alexandra Raife
"A welcome new storyteller."
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The Music Makers (2001)
Mario Reading
"A very good first novel... I am sure it will do well."
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Sheltering Rain (2002)
Jojo Moyes
"I enjoyed this novel very much... the faded dilapidated glory of Ireland where horses and dogs are of prime importance... I read it from start to finish."
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Country Loving (2002)
Julie Highmore
"I like her totally unsentimental angle on country living, and the eccentric and quirky characters. It will do well."
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Where the Light Remains (2003)
Hayden Gabriel
"Quite an achievement. Hayden Gabriel captures the atmosphere of west Cornwall without pretension or sentiment. I enjoyed this novel very much."

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