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The End of Summer (Coronet Books) [Kindle Edition]

Rosamunde Pilcher
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Her genius is to create characters you really care for (Daily Express)

Pilcher's storytelling skills are serene and beguiling (The Times)

It is never too soon to discover Rosamunde Pilcher (Good Housekeeping)

Whether she is being poignant, wry or perceptive, Rosamunde Pilcher is always gentle (Woman's Realm)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 213 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0312961286
  • Publisher: Hodder; 2 edition (10 Sep 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043VDI92
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,167 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Rosamunde Pilcher has had a long and distinguished career as a novelist and short story writer, but it was her phenomenally successful novel, THE SHELL SEEKERS, that captured the hearts of all who read it, and won her international recognition as one of the best-loved story-tellers of our time. Her bestselling novels, SEPTEMBER and COMING HOME, were made into television films. WINTER SOLSTICE, her most recent bestseller, was also made into a television film. In 2002 she was awarded an O.B.E for services to literature. She lives near Dundee.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good writing, lacks substance 30 Jan 2012
Format:Paperback
Having spent seven years living in California with her scriptwriter father, our young-woman narrator returns to her family roots in Scotland, only to find that the cousin she thought she'd always loved has taken after his own wayward father and is heavily in debt through gambling. Things don't work out as planned (I can't say more without giving too much away!) but a family friend comes to the rescue.

This is a short novel and not much of a plot, but some good writing, characterization and sense of time (1970) and place.
One serious failing though (otherwise I would have given three stars) - we start off on the beach in California, where we're introduced to a young surfer, a potential love interest, only to have him dropped from the story after a couple of pages, never to return. That's something writers are not supposed to do, and adds to my suspicion that this is a very early novel that didn't get published until later novels sold well.
I really think it would have been in the author's interest to have spent more time on this and made a lot more of the story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too short and not enough of a story 16 Jun 2014
By 2ld
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I got the impression from this book that the author was under pressure to produce a novel in a short space of time, compared to Coming Home it really isn't up to scratch, putting all that aside it was pleasant enough to read but I think could have been made into something much more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The end of summer 25 Oct 2013
By Graham
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A good read. This author's novels are always good to take on holiday or evening in.Will recommend to my friends .
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5.0 out of 5 stars The End of Summer 22 Oct 2013
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Another great book by Rosamund Pilcher. The characters are so real and believable. Never fails to entertain to entertain the reader
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 11 Sep 2013
By Myra
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to everyone. I love the way that Rosamunde Pilcher can make you believe the characters and absolutely real and I felt I knew them. Great book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable 26 July 2013
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Loved this book. I had forgotten how good Rosamunde Pilcher was at story telling. I found it difficult to put down with all the twists and turns. An excellent read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WORTH A READ 23 May 2013
By she
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ALWAYS LOVE READING HER BOOKS, KEPT ME ENGROSSED FOR A WHILE. LOOKING NOW THROUGH OTHER ONES I HAVENT READ TO PURCHASE
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5.0 out of 5 stars End of Summer 6 Mar 2013
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A really enjoyable read, in true Rosamunde pilcher tradition. It has all the highes and lows of her novels.,with a great ending
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