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“Magnificent!” ―Cosmopolitan

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In the tradition of Rosamunde Pilcher's majot bestseller The Shell Seekers comes a rich, satisfying listening experience that will transport you into the aristocratic world of two Scottish families.

Lynn Redgrave, whose superb dramatic reading of The Shell Seekers was widely acclaimed, returns in a breathtaking three-hour abridgement of September- a sweeping story of the private relationship between husbands and wives, children and parents, with an authenticity and understanding that speak directly to the heart. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 471 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (July 15, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312924801
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312924805
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.2 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By rebelmomof2 VINE VOICE on February 20, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Between love and passion, feuding families, mother and son, and all other possible relationships involved in a small village ~~ Pilcher covers the range of human lives. This book is so wonderfully refreshing compared to a lot of novels today. It's a sequel of a sorts to "The Shell Seekers," but the characters are different people than the ones that occupys "The Shell Seekers." Only Noel is presented in this book and it's such a nice change to see him growing up into a real man throughout this book. If anyone can prove that they can redeem themselves, Noel is the best example of that!
Be sure to read this book right after you've finished "The Shell Seekers." That way, Noel and his tendencies are still fresh in your mind and you can see Pilcher at work intertwining lives of people in both books.
Pilcher is an author I highly recommend to everyone to read. She's a clean writer, refreshingly so! Her descriptions of every day life in Scotland and England are vivid ~~ where you can see the loch in its glory on a fall day, smell the tea, see the rainy mists just outside the windows. She takes you with her on her journeys. And it lingers long after the last page.
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I'm an avid reader and this is, without a doubt, my favorite book of all time by my favorite author of all time.
At the heart of "September" is Noel Keeling, a man sorely self-absorbed and with a life in disarray after a bitter fight with his mother and her subsequent death in "The Shell Seekers." Noel is drawn into the life of London caterer Alexa Aird, whose family and their good friends, the Balmerinos, are the pivotal families in this rich tale of love, betrayal, loss, despair, and redemption on the moors of Scotland.
You will meet Violet Aird, the aging matriarch rich in compassion yet fretful as she watches her son Edmund and his second wife Virginia grow apart over a disagreement concerning their son. When a former lover reenters Virginia's life, their son Henry disappears from boarding school, and a pathetic madwoman begins to dredge up the past, there is plenty to worry about. Add to the mix their good friends Archie and Isobel Balmerino, the lord and lady rich in titles but so short on cash they must open their family home to visiting American tourists. Their daughter Lucilla, a free-spirit who has been traveling through Europe with her Austrailian boyfriend, returns home with a most surprising guest in tow---Archie's sister Pandora who left twenty years ago over whispered-about circumstances and whose return changes lives forever.
This is another trip into the world of Rosamunde Pilcher, one rich in family ties, unsurpassed local color of her beloved Scotland, and characters that will long be in your memory. If you're looking for an engrossing book to curl up with, one you will be hard-put to set aside, this is the book for you.
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Pilcher does a masterful job at extending several key characters from "The Shell Seekers" into this lovely book. While each story can stand alone, start with "The Shell Seekers" and move onto this. The character of Noel is one I find so interesting and believeable- rather callous and self-absorbed in "The Shell Seekers" and then growing and learning to understand and appreciate the world his mother created for him in "September". Noel has a love interest in this book that starts in a most unlikely manner, but is richly satisfying as the book goes on. I won't give away the story, but even though the book is richly populated with Pilcher's usual lovable if eccentric folk, the emotional journey of Noel Keeling is at the heart of "September".An unlikely hero, the changes we see in Noel gives us hope for ourselves and those we care about deeply.
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September, by the beloved author of The Shell Seekers Rosamunde Pilcher, is another book in a long line by this author which most readers will enjoy thoroughly. Set in Scotland, this book focuses on several people gathering together to celebrate the 21st birthday of a local girl. While firmly set in the present through the use of flashbacks, we come to know these people and the events which bring them to this point in time.
Among the various people gathering members and friends of two well known families of the village. Archie Balmerino is a major landowner of the area who is a Lord rather down on his income. During a military exercise he suffered a tragedy which has altered his chance for a livelihood once he left the military as well as leaving him emotionally fragile. Isobel his loving wife hosts tourist families during the season at their stately home while their daughter travels the continent trying to find a place for herself. And then there is Pandora, Archie's sister who left the family home at 18, and is only now returning after 20 years to be with family and friends before it is too late.
The Aird family includes Violet, the 78 year old matriarch of the family and a woman reminiscent of Penelope Keeling from The Shell Seekers. Her prosperous son Edmund is married to his second wife Virginia although he has a secret he never shared with her which is now threatening to undo them. Alexa is Edmund's daughter from his first marriage who now finds happiness with an older man and Henry the progeny of the Airds second marriage is about to leave for boarding school at the tender age of 8 which upsets Virginia greatly. And seeing over this family is Edie who as Mrs. Aird's housekeeper cares for all of them as if they were her own.
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