- Hardcover: 544 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (21 Jun. 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0450528685
- ISBN-13: 978-0450528682
- Product Dimensions: 16 x 24.2 x 4.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,302,997 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
September Hardcover – 21 Jun 1990
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
Like so many other readers, after the events of 9/11, I had a hard time latching on to a book that would hold my interest. At first I thought something in the mystery/thriller genre would do the trick although I made sure I stayed clear of anything spy or terrorist related. Finding no solace in that genre, I turned to an author who has never disappointed me and picked up Pilcher's book September, which had been sitting on my shelves for quite some time. This book called to me as the title was apropos for the month in which I chose to read it.
The setting is vintage Pilcher in a small town in Scotland called Strathcroy and right away I'm feeling pleasantly calm. All the residents are gearing up for the 21st birthday "dance" for Katy Steynton and I'm wishing my own invitation would arrive in the mail. The idea for the dance is hatched in May and the book will follow the next three months that will eventually lead up to September and the gala event. As with most Pilcher books, there is the presiding matriarch of the family and, in this case, it's Violet Aird. Everything about her is reminding me of my own grandmother so I'm in heaven at this point.
Every character in a Pilcher book is colorful and familiar - either like people you know or people you want to know. This book is no exception as it is filled with housekeepers and grandchildren and estate lords and extended family members and, of course, one resident troublemaker who will keep everyone on guard. This author is known for happy endings and, while some are heartrending, the feeling of hope and goodness is present on each page. By the time everyone arrives at the dance on that September eve, you feel as if you've played a big part in planning the festivities.Read more ›
The book is also very moving in places. There was a little suspense the first time I read it, but with subsequent readings I remembered the outcome of that part, and was able to enjoy it more. The ending is bittersweet, yet encouraging. All in all, highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Rosamunde Pilcher has the ability to create heartwarming stories by weaving threads of everyday life into a tapestry of life, love, daily challenges, human relationships and human... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
I could not put this book down, and was quite dismayed when I finished the story, that there was no more tales of Archie, Isobel and Corriehill.Published 17 days ago by The cat's mother
When I received this book I saw the cover was in English as expected. when I opened up the book it is entirely in the Grman language which I do not speak. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michelle Zietzev
Recently purchased for elderly Mother to use on her iPad. She is enjoying even though she has previously read the book. Good author of several books.Published 9 months ago by Ms G