The Shell Seekers

by Rosamunde Pilcher

In Brief

After surviving a heart attack in 1980s London, Penelope Keeling struggles to decide whether she should sell a valuable painting by her father. The money could help her grown-up children lead a more comfortable lifestyle. But the painting soon draws her back into the past, unearthing memories of her Cornish childhood and the War, and forces her to confront issues that have dogged her whole life.

Why you should read it

The UK's 50th favourite novel (BBC Big Read) is a story that touches on human emotions, values, tragedies and passion, and leaves the reader wanting more. Rosamunde Pilcher explores with great humanity the different realms of love: romantic, platonic and motherly. She gently draws the reader into another place, another time...

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