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Book Title: De thuisreis|
The author of the book: Rosamunde Pilcher
Date of issue: 1995
ISBN 13: 9789041001351
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 610 KB
Edition: Van Reemst
Read full description of the books De thuisreis:I really love Rosamunde Pilcher books. I hate how they look like sappy romance novels because somebody put dorky flowers and curlicues all over the cover, but rest assured, they're far from that genre. This is one of my particular favorites. It follows a girl (left in boarding school in England while her family goes to Singapore) before, during, and after WWII and goes back and forth between Cornwall, London, and various South Pacific locations. It's fairly epic in length--I think it clocks in around 1,000 pages, but it's totally fascinating. It's certainly not a candy-coated perception of war, and there's a fair amount of heartbreak and devastation throughout the course of the novel, but it is certainly a depiction of the triumph of the human spirit. Whatever that means.
In essence, this is a book I love to read (and re-read and re-read and then read again some more) when I'm wishing I lived in Cornwall on a big rocky beach swathed with light and color and sound. Oh, and I have a big house with bowls of flowers everywhere and I cook exciting things and my furniture is covered in faded chintz and I have lovely hunting dogs that like to be taken on walks over aforesaid beach, even though in real life I think dogs smell and slobber too much. Um...I'll stop now, but I really like the evocative writing in this book, at which Pilcher certainly excels. Just go read it already.
Read information about the authorRosamunde 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, and fourteen grandchildren. Her son, Robin Pilcher, is also a novelist.
In 1949, her first book, a romance novel, was published by Mills & Boon, under the pseudonym Jane Fraser. She published a further ten novels under that name. In 1955, she also began writing under her married name Rosamunde Pilcher, by 1965 she her own name to all of her novels. In 1996, her novel Coming Home won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by Romantic Novelists' Association. She retired from writing in 2000. Two years later, she was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
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