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The romantic adventures of Judith Dunbar, who inherits money from an aunt, allowing her to move freely in English society. The novel chronicles her affairs from boarding school days, through World War II service in the army, to the post-war years.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312958121
0312958129
9780312134518
0312134517
Characteristics: 728 p. ; 24 cm

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Aimee says: "A heart-warming, character-driven novel set in Britain. You will miss the characters when you finish the book. Also try: Winter Solstice, The Shell Seekers, and September by Rosamunde Pilcher."


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Mar 31, 2014

a dvd is now available at epl, for all of pilcher's fans

KHaney Mar 19, 2008

This book has truly stood the test of time. I wish I was Judith and friends with Loveday. A wonderful book.

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KHaney Mar 19, 2008

Pilcher's novel is big, both in size and scope. Yet its charm is in its details. The book's heroine is Judith Dunbar, who is a schoolgirl of 13 when the tale begins in 1935. Sent to boarding school in Cornwall because her parents are posted to Singapore, Judith becomes friends with Loveday Carey-Lewis, who introduces her to a family and an estate, Nancherrow, that is to influence her for the rest of her life. Pilcher does a marvelous job of describing life in England before World War II. Readers, especially Anglophiles, will adore the care Pilcher gives to setting her scenes, decorating them with everything from Cornish wildflowers to china dogs to particular tartan plaids. The same care is evident later in the tale, as Pilcher chronicles the changes brought by the war to the fabric of British life. There is, of course, more to the novel than a carefully rendered historical backdrop. There is a story, too, and a quite involving one even if its outlines are familiar from other melodramas set against the dramatic events of history. As Judith makes her way to adulthood in the midst of great wealth, great tragedy, and, naturally, romance, Pilcher effectively balances the demands of plot with the pleasures of revisiting a different place and time.

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