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An Ocean Apart


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A compelling and contemporary love story of family relationships and human nature. An unputdownable, compulsive read.

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Born in Dundee in 1950, Robin Pilcher is married with four children. He has been an assistant film cameraman, PR consultant and a farmer. This is his first novel.


This protracted novel opens in rural Scotland, where David Corstorphine, overwhelmed by the death of his wife of 18 years, has sequestered himself at his parents' estate and devoted his energies to gardening. He is then dispatched to the United States after a crisis in the family-owned distillery business, where he falls apart at an important meeting after being asked about his marital status. Retreating to a friend's home on Long Island, David senses that the anonymity he enjoys in this setting is the remedy for his problems. A temporary job as a gardener for a wealthy two-career couple and their troubled son sets the stage for David's renewal, as he helps the boy to come out of his shell, endearing himself to the boy's lovely mother, whose troubled marriage leaves her unsatisfied. Meanwhile, the managing director at the distillery has been plotting to take over the company in David's absence. Actress Samantha Eggar reads both abridged and unabridged versions with dramatic flair, distinct characterizations, and lively accents. While some character development is sacrificed in the abridged version, the plot is carefully preserved, and this shorter version is a more suitable selection for public library collections.ÄLinda Bredengerd, Univ. of Pittsburgh Lib., Bradford, PA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

'Perfectly constructed fairytale of loss and recovery ... [an] interesting family romance' - THE TIMES ** 'A sensitive and compulsive novel ... His mother should be proud' - MAIL ON SUNDAY ** 'Son of Rosamunde proves he, too, can spin a captivating ya

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