Rosamunde Pilcher





Rosamunde Pilcher


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in Lelant, Cornwall, England, The United Kingdom
September 22, 1924

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Rosamunde Scott was born on 22 September 1924 in Lelant, Cornwall, England, UK, daughter of Helen and Charles Scott, a British commander. Just before her birth her father was posted in Burma, her mother remained in England. She attended St. Clare's Polwithen and Howell's School Llandaff before going on to Miss Kerr-Sanders' Secretarial College. She began writing when she was seven, and published her first short story when she was 18. From 1943 through 1946, Pilcher served with the Women's Naval Service. On 7 December 1946, she married Graham Hope Pilcher, a war hero and jute industry executive who died in March 2009. They moved to Dundee, Scotland, where she still lives today with a dog in Perthshire. They had two daughters and two sons, an ...more

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“She believed, of course ... because without something to believe in, life would be intolerable.”
Rosamunde Pilcher, The Shell Seekers

“It was good, and nothing good is truly lost. It stays part of a person, becomes part of their character. So part of you goes everywhere with me. And part of me is yours, forever”
Rosamunde Pilcher, The Shell Seekers

“Marriage isn't a love affair. It isn't even a honeymoon. It's a job. A long hard job, at which both partners have to work, harder than they've worked at anything in their lives before. If it's a good marriage, it changes, it evolves, but it does on getting better. I've seen it with my own mother and father. But a bad marriage can dissolve in a welter of resentment and acrimony. I've seen that, too, in my own miserable and disastrous attempt at making another person happy. And it's never one person's fault. It's the sum total of a thousand little irritations, disagreements, idiotic details that in a sound alliance would simply be disregarded, or forgotten in the healing act of making love. Divorce isn't a cure, it's a surgical operation, even if there are no children to consider.”
Rosamunde Pilcher, Wild Mountain Thyme

Polls

2016 1st Quarter Long Read

1872, Middlemarch by George Eliot, 904 pages
 
  25 votes, 16.3%

 
  20 votes, 13.1%

1853, Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1017 pages
 
  19 votes, 12.4%

1869, The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 667 pages
 
  15 votes, 9.8%

1965, Dune by Frank Herbert, 604 pages
 
  15 votes, 9.8%

1870, Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 733 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.2%

1982, North and South by John Jakes, 812 pages
 
  7 votes, 4.6%

 
  7 votes, 4.6%

1928, Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford, 836 pages
 
  6 votes, 3.9%

 
  6 votes, 3.9%

 
  6 votes, 3.9%

1993, A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, 1474 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.6%

1987, The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher, 656 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.0%

1836, Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens, 688 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.0%

1985, Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, 945 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.0%

1983, Helliconia by Brian W. Aldiss, 1305 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.3%

1980, Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman, 912 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1948, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, 740 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1863, Romola by George Eliot, 688 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

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