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Von einem Herzinfarkt genesen, kehrt die jährige Penelope Keeling in ihr Landhaus in den Cotswalds zurück. Als Tochter eines Kunstmalers kann sie auf ein bewegtes Leben zurückblicken. Den unbeschwerten Jugendjahren folgte eine im Krieg. Rosamunde Pilcher: Die Muschelsucher (). aus Wikipedia, der freien Enzyklopädie. Zur Navigation springen Zur Suche springen. Filmdaten. Deutscher. Entdecken Sie Rosamunde Pilcher: Die Muschelsucher und weitere TV-Serien auf DVD- & Blu-ray in unserem vielfältigen Angebot. Gratis Lieferung möglich. Die Muschelsucher | Rosamunde Pilcher | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. "Rosamunde Pilcher: Die Muschelsucher (1)", der Film im Kino - Inhalt, Bilder, Kritik, Trailer, Kinoprogramm sowie Kinostart-Termine und Bewertung bei TV.
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Was I supposed to really care about her gardener's epilepsy? So many more questions that have no satisfying answers because, once again, I don't think this is meant as a serious book.
In which case, I'm being snobby and critical. Or it was meant as a serious book and I'm being picky and callous. Or snobby and critical.
Take your pick. Oh my For the confused, I'll tidy things up. I enjoyed the book. I'm disappointed it wasn't more. And that worries me.
Because that means I'm a book snob Oh Why did I ever open your abysmal cover with flowers and shiny typeface? Because there's a well known saying about books and their covers.
And I fell for it. View all 10 comments. An older woman looks back on her life, thinks about her family, and tries to decide what to do with a valuable painting that she's inherited from her father, an artist.
I read this back in the day and honestly don't remember any of the details, but I do remember enjoying this read.
You really can't judge a book by its cover. 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.
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 You really can't judge a book by its cover.
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 originally ordered it.
To add insult to injury, my copy had a cover that resembled a fussy spinster's guest room wallpaper. I literally had to fight the urge to hide the book under my jacket, lest one of my hipster friends caught sight of me leaving the building with it.
But then I opened the front cover and started to read. And was captivated by the first sentence. And the second. By the time I had reached the last page, I was head over heels in love with this book.
If you're smart enough to overlook a stupid looking cover for the sake of a great read, pick up this book. You won't be sorry.
I'm not a huge fan of genreless fiction, not in the least when it has a strong romance-vibe, but I found The Shell Seekers to be a pleasant read.
It was not at all taxing and can be described as escapist literature, and requires not an awful lot of mental agility to get through, but that was part of its charm.
The best thing about the book was how splendidly well it was written. I wasn't hugely captivated by the plot, in fact, I thought it was rather weak and there were about superfluous pages, with some extremely tedious moments during the mid-way section that meant I had to put it down for a few days and return to after a short break; having said that, it was a lovely journey to go on and I found myself transported to the wonderful places that the characters inhabited.
Speaking of which, I though Penelope was such a wonderful, breath-of-fresh-air character. It's a rare thing in books these days to have a wonderful, strong, independent older woman as a main character in any kind of medium be it books, film or TV and I enjoyed her immensely.
The other characters were a little bit too background for me, though I enjoyed them as they were, and found they all fit in with each other well.
It is not a book to change lives, it is simply something to read and enjoy. I did enjoy it, despite my misgivings, though it won't be read again, nor perhaps will it be much thought of ever.
But I thoroughly enjoyed reading something that was so well-written and just lovely to get around to.
Blog Instagram View 1 comment. Ostensibly a sprawling family saga centring around matriarch Penelope, it's basically the same 2 or 3 characters with different names playing out over three generations.
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 I thought this book would be better for all its NYT Book Review and other praise, but it wasn't.
You love France, holiday in Spain, dream of Cornwall, and believe in children out of wedlock and monied bohemian lifestyles but not too monied, nor do you care too much about cashola, but it doesn't matter because it will come pouring down in the hundreds of thousands anyway.
You know and namedrop all the same white western painters and authors. You joined the war effort due to the "cultured refugee faced" I kid you not Jews who rent rooms in your massive inherited London mansion.
You are or love gardeners or artists or offspring of artists. If you're a "bad" character, you endlessly harp on class and money and other selfish concerns.
You have no interest in intimacy or art or any higher calling than social climbing and your awful ugly children and awful ugly spouse or your anorexic supermodel lover of the mo.
You are either ugly and empty or beautiful and empty. You hate gardeners. Everyone, regardless of integrity or intention, wants a scotch and soda.
And even tear up at moments? Because the idea of lives fully lived is a powerful one and Ms. Pilcher tells a well paced story, even if it is written in a hackneyed trashy romance style.
Certainly it wasn't hard to blow through, and it was sort of fun watching all the foils of the story unfold in mediocrity.
I left my copy in Newark Airport on top of the recycling bin for someone else to take it up or pitch it in.
I did not review books at this stage. In fact, this book lead me to Goodreads for the first time ever.
I remember Googling this book from the car on the way home from summer holidays, and ultimately I discovered this wonderful site that way.
This is the first read from this author, I remember enjoying it immensely and then borrowed a bunch from my mum. After signing up here, of course!
View all 8 comments. I read this years ago when I lived in Seattle. I still remember it. A plot that one remembers for 20 years speaks a lot for a novel.
View all 3 comments. Yes, I have to add agreement. She wrote with such compassion without a hint of the maudlin. And they never enabled trouble or dysfunction, but seemed to disarm it at the source.
The flowers on the bookcovers I understand. Graphics of her gardens. Her characters often centered themselves in gardening and her plant depth knowledge of form and placements was phenomenal.
View all 5 comments. Looking for interesting romantic readings in the last few days I wandered around a bit here and there but eventually decided to go for something safe and secure in this genre, namely Rosamunde Pilcher.
Of course in the case of the romance of her books I don't think it has much to do with the mass-produced romances that dominate nowadays, it's something different.
The element of love is dominant but not in the form of the great passion that drives the protagonists and pushes them into irrational Looking for interesting romantic readings in the last few days I wandered around a bit here and there but eventually decided to go for something safe and secure in this genre, namely Rosamunde Pilcher.
The element of love is dominant but not in the form of the great passion that drives the protagonists and pushes them into irrational decisions, it is something calmer, more mature, more conscious, something real that therefore does not always have a happy ending.
There is a sentimentalism expressed through delicate and poetic descriptions, but there is a restraint by the author that prevents slipping into ridicule.
With that in mind - and confirming it afterward - I began reading a book that revolves mainly over two periods, before and during World War II and into the mids.
Two completely different eras and two situations that have aparently nothing common, the only thing in common is that in both eras - even in the materialistic 80s - some people were living their lives with a real romanticism, looking for love and friendship, appreciating nature and the small pleasures, truly loving art, putting fame and wealth in second place.
Another common was that they had against them frivolous people who did not appreciate anything, did not really love and make as a purpose in their lives anything meaningless, making themselves and their own people unhappy.
The protagonist of our story, Penelope, is one of those romantic people, the daughter of a famous painter, who wants to live her last years by staying true to her ideas, cultivating her garden, enjoying all the joys that she can, remembering her past, admiring the few paintings left by her father.
Around her, there are people with similar perceptions who stoically face difficulties and admire the beauty they see around them, with each other being dominated by love and respect and offering the reader some very tender and sensitive moments.
Two of her three children, however, are not like this, having inherited this behavior from their father, and by all means, trying to serve their selfish ends, upset Sweet Penelope and frustrate her.
But like all romantic people, however, our heroine does not long for herself and makes her selfless plans, which often go against what is considered reasonable, and through them the author leads us on a bittersweet journey to the most beautiful and noble emotions, in the tragic but also beautiful moments of the past, in the pictures of Cornwall, a journey together with some wonderful characters.
In a nutshell, in this book I found what I was looking for in order to satisfy my romantic end-of-summer mood, a romantic story - or a series of such - written in the wonderful way of Rosamunde Pilcher who knows how to enchant the reader, to fill him with beautiful images and show him how to deal with life with courage and optimism, whatever difficulties he may encounter on his way.
I remember reading this book in one sitting in the nineties, and what a sitting it was! My husband had business meetings in Basingstoke and I had joined him.
It was May, nice weather, so I chose a bench in the park and started reading. Of course I walked around the centre and had lunch but for the rest of the time I just sat on that bench reading and had finished the book by the end of that day.
I have read other books by her, but I've never enjoyed them as much. Now Ms. Pilcher has died on the I remember reading this book in one sitting in the nineties, and what a sitting it was!
Pilcher has died on the 6th of February and I have the feeling that I should read The shell seekers again as a tribute and to see if I'm still as carried away by it as I was then.
What an extraordinary book. That was a terrific reread. One of my favourites for sure. My heart is full. Those that take over your mind and soul.
Those that somehow strike that perfect balance between cosy and haunting. The Shell Seekers is one such book.
Rosamunde Pilcher is an author I've always meant to read, she's of What an extraordinary book. Rosamunde Pilcher is an author I've always meant to read, she's often mentioned in the same breath as comforting authors I love - Miss Read, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Georgette Heyer, but it took me this long to pick up one of her novels.
I chose The Shell Seekers based solely on the title - it's a beautiful evocation of summer, and what better time than the middle of a scorching July to think about seashells?
It took me a while to finish it - not that it wasn't good, it was exceptional, but I wanted to really savour it.
It's so beautiful. The writing is absolutely gorgeous. Every page I read gave me that wonderful sense of communion with the characters and the places described.
They're part of my family now, of my own history. At its heart, it's a story about family and what makes an individual unique - their aspirations, their memories, their possessions.
I loved this so much. It's got so much truth about life it's quite staggering. I felt like I constantly needed to reread passages and make them part of those I could recite on a whim.
Gorgeous, gorgeous work. If all her novels are as striking, I'm in for a delicious treat. I was at loose ends, not knowing what I felt like reading.
Then a lightbulb went off over my head. They, along with another mutual friend Gita, had all recommended this book to m I was at loose ends, not knowing what I felt like reading.
They, along with another mutual friend Gita, had all recommended this book to me a while ago, and I had forgotten all about it.
That was good enough for me! I cracked open the book and dug right in. I was hooked by the introduction alone. Rosamunde Pitcher was 60 years old when she wrote this book I loved it!
I stayed up reading late each night, until my head started bobbing and I reluctantly had to close the book.
A nice problem to have. Thanks Sarah, Claude and Gita! View all 6 comments. Loved each one the best, but for different reasons.
Love, she had found, had a strange way of multiplying. Something, above all, that tapped into my life and the experiences of my generation.
I agree with Melody that there were some editing hiccups—and with other reviewers who found certain characters one-dimensional.
Proper review tomorrow. But I was never interested in them, simply because the covers always made me think they would not be my cup of tea.
Considering the wide range of books I have always read, that seems like a funny thing to say, but there it is: I never stopped to look beyond the covers.
Then a few years ago I saw a review by a GR friend of mine who had just read her first Pilcher, and it was this very book.
She had pretty much the same story i had, about seeing the covers and thinking the books would not be for her.
Then she read The Shell Seekers and wondered how she could have ignored this author for so many years. I said to myself 'Well, if Candi liked it, I'm sure I will too.
I was in Mexico at that time, so did not see any copies anywhere and didn't order any, thinking that I would find one or two someday while up here visiting.
Then life took one its usual turns and here I am full time in Arizona again, and one of the first things I thought when i got a bit more settled was 'Off to the library to borrow a Pilcher!
Once I got over my shock how could they have four shelves full of James Patterson and not even one title by Rosamunde Pilcher?!
I ordered The Shell Seekers and as soon as I could after it arrived I dove in, barely coming up for air at all during the whole process.
But I know I would not have appreciated it nearly as much if i had read it earlier in life, so the timing was perfect.
Penelope, the delightful main character, is in her early sixties and with a dodgy heart. She has three children, only one of whom is anywhere close to decent and even she is not as awesome as her mom.
The children all want to interfere and tell Mum how to live now that she is 'old and frail'.
I became very protective of Penelope during my reading, and I worried that she would not see the reality behind the so-called concern. But Penelope was no fool; she was a wise woman with no illusions about her offspring and their characters.
And she handled things wonderfully, right to the very end. I was captivated by the writing, by the effortless way Pilcher told her story, blending the past and the present and slowly presenting a special life, an unforgettable life.
I cried at the end and at a few other places here and there and I felt as though I wanted to go back to page one and start all over again.
Instead I went back to my favorite online used book seller and ordered another Pilcher. The heck with that silly budget! Forget about limited shelf space!
I wanted more! Thanks again to GR friend Candi, who planted the Pilcher seed in my little pea brain. Looks like it will turn into quite a garden.
View 2 comments. It was very enjoyable and amusing book about a family and the issues one has to deal with as a parent ages. The struggle between letting the parent be independent and still be safe is always a tough one.
The thing I took away from this book was the importance of letting a person be who they are no matter their age and limitations. Penelope the matriarch of the family is in the later years of her life.
After a health scare she is coming face to face with her mortality. She reflects on her past along with taking a good look at the present and her 3 grown children who have not all turned out like she hoped they would.
I became so entranced by this book that it was all I wanted to read. There are several surprises along the way and the book is filled with characters that are quite memorable.
The descriptions of the feelings, the sights, the sounds the life of Penelope are wonderful…. I will definitely put this book on my "to re-read" list.
I read this a million years ago. I still remember it being so good. Rosamunde Pilcher received a challenge from her publisher, Tom Dunne.
He wanted her to write: "A big fat novel for women. A good read. Something to get the teeth into. And something, above all, that taps into your life and the experiences of your generation.
All of her novels, previously, had taken no more than three months each to write. Ideas were floating about in her head. She came up with three themes: the lives of the upper-class Bohemians who had always Rosamunde Pilcher received a challenge from her publisher, Tom Dunne.
She came up with three themes: the lives of the upper-class Bohemians who had always had a place in the culture of England; the disastrous effect that the promise of a substantial inheritance can have on a family; and, a need to write about the days before WWII.
Pilcher has risen to the task. She has crafted this beautiful story about the last days of Penelope Keeling. Keeling is the daughter of Lawrence Stern, a painter from the Victorian Era, whose paintings have lately come back into vogue, commanding huge prices at the auction houses.
Penelope is a widow and has three children: the tiresome Nancy, the cool-headed Olivia, the materialistic Noel.
The paintings of Lawrence Stern have everybody's attention. The plot not only highlights the life of Penelope but also fleshes out Olivia beautifully.
Yes, I had to put up with the immaturity of Nancy and Noel, but the contrast allowed Penelope and Olivia to look all that much better.
I highly recommend it for those who love to experience the ins and outs of family drama. This lovely novel is so atmospheric you feel you're there; you can almost smell the flowers, feel the tang of the sea and see light glint off the water.
My first reading of this book, so many years ago, instilled in me such an interest and a love for Cornwall that it remains today, while the well-written characters seem more to be real people than characters from a book.
An old favorite that is still a wonderful pleasure to revisit. View all 19 comments. Rosmund Pilcher is someone I discovered on holiday in Cyprus.
I had finished reading all the books I had taken, and in the hotel there was a BIG book by here called Winter Solstice. Because I had nothing else to do I started to read it.
The woman takes him under her wings, and he is kicked out of his house by the step sons. Most of the action is over a Christmas.
It is fantastically written, again I would agree with one review that says 'Her books are food for the sou'. It is another book I can read over again and the characters have become like friends to me.
My hightest praise is that I do care about these characters. Another book that I really enjoyed because of the characters - the main character, Penelope, in particular.
The story is another of those sprawling family stories in both time and space and characters , which in general, I enjoy very much, as long as they are skillfully told and executed.
Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement. You can read why I came to this decision here.
In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgas Another book that I really enjoyed because of the characters - the main character, Penelope, in particular.
In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook I adored Penelope and loved her company while reading this book.
Terrific characters, description of the settings, cottage houses, gardens and Cornwall. As a gardener myself, I loved every aspect of way she wrote about working in her garden and the joy it gave her.
She is obviously a gardener herself. She knows about good friends, generosity, about giving and rece I adored Penelope and loved her company while reading this book.
She knows about good friends, generosity, about giving and receiving love, and the pain of great loss. I wish Penelope existed in real life.
I would like to have liked to have known her. Scottish local key businessman Sam Howard's interests include the hotel recently installed in Countess Lucinda Rhives's Scottish coastal family castle and confided the management to his A colonel's daughter is the new caretaker of the house.
She fights to keep the house and deals with her love problems. The young baker Betty Hunter is very happy, but she's dreaming of a knight.
So she believes that Johnny Payne, the car pilot she met in an accident is the right man for her. Every episode features a cruise to a different spectacular location aboard a German luxury liner.
There are usually several story lines, mostly of the romantic kind, involving the They are all traveling on a German cruise ship where the couple is about to get married and spend their honeymoon visiting places where they dock.
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