The Shell Seekers
The Shell Seekers is a novel of connection: of one family, and of the passions and heartbreak that have held them together for three generations. The Shell Seekers is filled with real people--mothers and daughters, husband and lovers--inspired with real values. The Shell Seekers centers on Penelope Keeling--a woman you'll always remember in world you'll never forget. The S...more
Απο τις πιο χαρισματικές συγγραφείς με ιδιαίτερη ευαισθησία!Συναρπαστικό με εξαιρετικό αφηγηματικό λόγο ταξιδεύει τον αναγνωστή σε πανέμορφα αγγλικά τοπία και κυρίως στην Κορνουάλη, με μοναδικό αφηγηματικό λόγο.
Μοναδικό αρνητικο σημείο του οι μακροσκελείς περιγραφές.
the story is about a woman of 60, ex actress who is involved with a man, of a certain age, who has just lost his wealthy wife and only daughter. The woman takes him under her wings, and he is kicked out of his house by the step sons. the plot involves a house in...more
I could truly find bits...more
When I was reading it at the back of my mind was Angela Landsbury (in the movie) I believe meeti...more
People have recommended Rosamunde Pilcher's books to me for years, and I refused to read them because all the covers looked like they had been marinated in mothballs. But after spying "The Shell Seekers" on the BBC's "The Big Read: Top 100 Books," I decided to bite the bullet and give it a try. Annoyingly, several people had put it on reserve at the library before me, so by the time I received it, I wasn't nearly as enthusiastic as I had been when I had...more
Penelope (the matriarch of th...more
If you're a "good" character, then you're independent, stubborn, glossy haired, tall, beautiful. You love France, holiday in Spain, dream of Cornwall, and believe in children out of wedlock and monied bohemian lifestyles (but not t...more
The novel moves back and forth between the present (late 1980's) and World War II, with each chapter concentrating on a particular character. The novel follows Penelope Keeling, the daughter of bohemian artist parents, her highs and her lows, her children and her husband and war-time lover.
(view spoiler)[Whilst the main character Penelope is admirable fo...more
It's an interesting enough story, it's always fun being presented with a group of characters and gradually finding out how they got to be who they are and what makes them t...more
I still enjoyed the book. I think she is a master at writing descriptions of places. Her books always make me want to move to rural England even though in real life I hate the cold and love all the offerings of a big city...more
The author uses much flashback, as well as modern settings, to illustrate the various characters. She weaves the central plot around the adult children's d...more
The characters themselves, their desires, how they relate to each other are so well rendered and familiar...the story is like comfort food to me. :)
When the novel begins, Penelope has suffered a small heart attack, and her three grown children respond in practical and selfish ways. Smart business woman, Olivia, handles the difficulty with the ease of a corporate transactio...more
The ending however, reminded me uncomfortably of the ending of the Bridges of Madison County, which I hated beyond all measure. (The best thing I can say about that book is that it was such a fast read that I...more