‘The Shell Seekers’ Author Rosamund Pilcher Dies Aged 94

‘The Shell Seekers’ Author Rosamund Pilcher Dies Aged 94

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Author of hit family saga The Shell Seekers, Rosamund Pilcher, has passed away aged ninety-four. Her son, author Robin Pilcher confirmed her passing as a result of a stroke on Sunday night. Rosamund Pilcher was best know for The Shell Seekers, which was her fourteenth novel, written when she was sixty-three, spent no less than forty-nine weeks atop the New York Times bestseller list, and sold over ten million copies. A television adaptation starring Vanessa Redgrave was made, and in 2003, the BBC’s Big Read voted it one of Britain’s favorite novels. Author Katie Fforde, President of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, notes that The …