Rosamunde Pilcher had a long and distinguished career as a novelist and 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. It was voted one of UK's top 100 novels in the BBC's Big Read in 2003. Her bestselling novels, September, Coming Home and Winter Solstice were made into television films. She was awarded an O.B.E for services to literature in 2002 and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Dundee University in 2010. Rosamunde Pilcher died on 6 February 2019.
Her genius is to create characters you really care about
Pilcher's storytelling skills are serene and beguiling
Pilcher's strength is knowing what she can do well and writing about what she knows. She has a way of tapping into the emotional life of her readers and making them care about characters not unlike themselves
Rosamunde Pilcher's warm spell is charming and utterly convincing
Rosamunde Pilcher gets so cleverly to the heart of the matter in her stories; she is truly the Queen of Emotion.
*Rosanna Ley, author of From Venice with Love*
If you love Harriet Evans or Lucinda Riley's books, you're sure to love Rosamunde Pilcher too.
One of the best storytellers of our time.