Revue de presse
The novel beguiles because of Pilcher's warmth, sincerity and easy, undemanding prose (The Sunday Times)
Pilcher's storytelling skills are serene and beguiling (The Times)
A wonderful, not-to-be-missed novel that is destined to provide many hours of pleasurable reading (Woman and Home)
Whether she is being poignant, wry or perceptive, Rosamunde Pilcher is always gentle (Woman's Realm)
It is never too soon to discover Rosamunde Pilcher (Good Housekeeping)
''This is storytelling at its best . . . A long satisfying read which would enhance any holiday (Today)
A beautiful, haunting story . . . that will tug at your heartstrings (Prima)
A huge, warm, saga . . . A deeply satisfying story written with love and confidence (Maeve Binchy in The New York Times Book Review)
Présentation de l'éditeur
Artist's daughter Penelope Keeling can look back on a full and varied life: a Bohemian childhood in London and Cornwall, an unhappy wartime marriage, and the one man she truly loved. She has brought up three children - and learned to accept them as they are.
Yet she is far too energetic and independent to settle sweetly into pensioned-off old-age. And when she discovers that her most treasured possession, her father's painting, The Shell Seekers, is now worth a small fortune, it is Penelope who must make the decisions that will determine whether her family can continue to survive as a family, or be split apart.