Coming Home

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Macmillan, Aug 15, 1996 - Fiction - 977 pages

Against the backdrop of an elegant Cornwall mansion before World War II and a vast continent-spanning canvas during the turbulent war years, this involving story tells of an extraordinary young woman's coming of age, coming to grips with love and sadness, and in every sense of the term, coming home...

In 1935, Judith Dunbar is left behind at a British boarding school when her mother and baby sister go off to join her father in Singapore. At Saint Ursula's, her friendship with Loveday Carey-Lewis sweeps her into the privileged, madcap world of the British aristocracy, teaching her about values, friendship, and wealth. But it will be the drama of war, as it wrenches Judith from those she cares about most, that will teach her about courage...and about love.

Teeming with marvelous, memorable characters in a novel that is a true masterpiece, Rosamunde Pilcher's Coming Home is a book to be savored, reread, and cherished forever.

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User Review  - glade1 - LibraryThing

Delightful book. I felt as if I were living in Pilcher's world. The descriptions and detail were marvelous. I loved the characters. There were not any true villains (except Fawcett) and I particularly ... Read full review

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User Review  - danhibbert - LibraryThing

There was a lot about this book that I enjoyed, it was an interesting take on events in the war from more the viewpoint of someone growing up/living in England, and also interesting later on to get a ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

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 most-loved storytellers of our time. The Shell Seekers was followed by September and then by Coming Home, and Winter Solstice, which were also immediately embraced by Mrs. Pilcher's devoted readers to become worldwide bestsellers. She lives in Perthshire, Scotland, with her husband, Graham, and their dachshund, Daisy.

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