The Shell Seekers

The Shell Seekers

Book - 1987
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A tale of three generations of an English family with roots in London and Cornwall, and a cherished painting that has passed from generation to generation and threatens to tear the family apart.
Publisher: ©1987
New York :, St. Martin's,, 2015
Edition: First St. Martin's Griggin edition
Copyright Date: ©1987
ISBN: 9781250063786
1250063787
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 632 pages ;,22 cm

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siammarino May 30, 2015

Loved this story of a strong English woman, Penelope Stern, and her relationships with the men and children in her life. Penelope is a woman to emulate!

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lyn_bouma
Jun 02, 2014

Vivid details...good story...moving ending

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cin5140
Jan 06, 2014

A touching story. The main character reminded me of my mother who lived her life for her children. She had her own definition for luxury and happiness. I miss her so much.

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Kate72
Apr 12, 2013

boring story about insufferable people

skylars May 14, 2012

Great story about a woman that tells of her life from WWII through the 80's. She has three adult children, that many of us can relate to I'm sure. I loved the part that took us back to her life during the war when she met the love of her life.

dragonsnakes Mar 03, 2011

One of my favourite books

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Ebbie1
Aug 25, 2010

Pilcher also wrote under the name of Jane Fraser

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DL7173
Jun 23, 2010

I found some sentences and parts rather cutesy/predictable
but otherwise an enjoyable tale

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Cabby
Nov 05, 2007

Good but very long.

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SqueeGirl Oct 14, 2009

As Penelope Keeling's three adult children struggle to sell their grandfather's oil painting, their family's unusual history unfolds.

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