Rosamunde Pilcher was a British author of romance novels and mainstream women's fiction. She is best known for her novel 'The Shell Seekers' as well as 'Coming Home' and 'Winter Solstice'. Her novels often feature realistic, likable characters and are set in the countryside, often in her native Cornwall. Pilcher's writing career spanned several decades, and she enjoyed a resurgence of popularity in the late 20th century.
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"The Shell Seekers" is a generational novel that follows the life of Penelope Keeling, a woman in her sixties, who reflects on her past while dealing with her three grown children, each with their own selfish motives. When Penelope discovers a valuable painting in her possession, her children's greed surfaces as they pressure her to sell it. Instead, Penelope embarks on a journey of self-discovery and reflection, revisiting her bohemian past, her wartime romance, and the beauty of her father's paintings. The novel explores themes of family, love, loss, and the importance of art and beauty in life.