Goodbye, Rosamunde Pilcher

 

I am so sad today to hear of the passing of one of my favorite authors, Rosamunde Pilcher. She leaves us a lovely collection of her writing over the years — I have many of them on my shelf. And every few years, I re-read her book, The Shell Seekers, which is one of my all-time favorite books. I wish I could thank her for the kind and gentle stories she shared with us, stories that touched our lives is so many ways. Goodbye, dear friend. You will be missed.

12 thoughts on “Goodbye, Rosamunde Pilcher

  1. Kay

    Oh, I’m very sad to hear of her passing as well. I wrote a special post about her a couple of years ago. I think I might rerun it tomorrow in her honor. Let me see if I can figure out how to do that. LOL

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  2. Les in OR

    Oh, this makes me so sad. I am more inspired now to re-read The Shell Seekers. I read it back in the late 80s and have never read it a second time. It is one of my all-time favorite books and a part of me has worried that it may not be as good as that first time, but I will but that worry aside and read it again this year.

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    1. Robin Post author

      Les, I bought the audiobook a couple of years ago from Audible but have never listened to it. I think I’ll give that a try in the next few months. I understand your hesitancy to reread it. You don’t want to riun that wonderful first feeling for the book. For me, though, I enjoyed my rereading of the book with a new understanding and loved it even more.

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  3. Marlo Quick

    Once again, I feel connected to you. The Shellseekers is one of my top five lifetime books. I have read it several times and it does stand the test of time. I love her ability to share stories in such depth and with characters who are multidimensional. She contributed much to the world of literature and my world is better because of it.

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  4. Nan

    I love this picture of her. I always loved her natural look. She was such a presence in the days of book groups online. I liked her short story collections more than the books. As I wrote to Les, there were always some facets I didn’t like in the books so couldn’t read them again. Like in TSS – those awful children! And in Winter Solstice – the event that happened at the start. I loved the rest of the book but it was spoiled for me by the beginning. But the short stories most always were perfect for me. I also read her son Robin’s early work, but haven’t for quite a while. Recently, I went searching for her, wondering if she was still living. I’m sad she isn’t in the world anymore.

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  5. Cath

    Several years ago we were near Godrevey lighthouse on the Cornish coast near Hayle, planning to go for a stroll. But we had difficulty parking in the carpark as there was a massive lorry parked there which turned out to be a German film crew. We got talking to somone who told us that they were filming a Rosamund Pilcher book and that her books were massively popular in that country. We were amazed… I don’t know why, it just seemed such a delightful thing. A sad loss but a long and fruitful life.

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    1. Robin Post author

      Cath, I noticed that many of her stories were made into films in Germany. I wish they were available to watch, with subtitles because I don’t speak German. I do like the way you put it—that she had a long and fruitful life. A life well-lived!

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