September As spring comes to Scotland and the hills burst into life a dance is planned for September The invitations summon home the group of people Violet Aird has cared for most in her long life The oldest

  • Title: September
  • Author: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • ISBN: 9780340752456
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • As spring comes to Scotland and the hills burst into life, a dance is planned for September The invitations summon home the group of people Violet Aird has cared for most in her long life The oldest, strongest and wisest of them all, she sees Alexa, her vulnerable granddaughter, find love for the first time, while the decision to send her little grandson away to school iAs spring comes to Scotland and the hills burst into life, a dance is planned for September The invitations summon home the group of people Violet Aird has cared for most in her long life The oldest, strongest and wisest of them all, she sees Alexa, her vulnerable granddaughter, find love for the first time, while the decision to send her little grandson away to school is driving parents Edmund and Virginia even further apart Far from them all is Pandora, the glamorous, exciting girl who ran away twenty years before All will converge on Scotland this September.

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    1. Rosamunde Pilcher

      Rosamunde Scott was born on 22 September 1924 in Lelant, Cornwall, England, UK, daughter of Helen and Charles Scott, a British commander Just before her birth her father was posted in Burma, her mother remained in England She attended St Clare s Polwithen and Howell s School Llandaff before going on to Miss Kerr Sanders Secretarial College She began writing when she was seven, and published her first short story when she was 18 From 1943 through 1946, Pilcher served with the Women s Naval Service On 7 December 1946, she married Graham Hope Pilcher, a war hero and jute industry executive who died in March 2009 They moved to Dundee, Scotland, where she still lives today with a dog in Perthshire They had two daughters and two sons, and fourteen grandchildren Her son, Robin Pilcher, is also a novelist.In 1949, her first book, a romance novel, was published by Mills Boon, under the pseudonym Jane Fraser She published a further ten novels under that name In 1955, she also began writing under her married name Rosamunde Pilcher, by 1965 she her own name to all of her novels In 1996, her novel Coming Home won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by Romantic Novelists Association She retired from writing in 2000 Two years later, she was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE.

    419 thoughts on “September”

    1. I happily ‘discovered’ Rosamunde Pilcher less than two years ago when I read The Shell Seekers. I adored that book! I immediately added nearly all of her novels to my list of must-read books. Coming Home was my next encounter with her work and I was equally enthralled. At that point I laid aside my prior misconception that Pilcher wrote only ‘chick-lit’, a genre towards which I am not personally drawn. There was so much depth to her characters and the writing was so intelligent and taste [...]

    2. I have varied thoughts about “September” first book by Rosamunde Pilcher.There is nothing particularly extraordinary about the plot: A big party - dance - is going to take place in September for Katy on her 21st birthday. Most of the action - or lack of action - takes place in Croy, Scotland.with visits to London. For me - what kept me reading - with invested interest - was that I was reading this book with a group of wonderful women. We’ve been discussing this novel in a group thread dail [...]

    3. I enjoyed The Shell Seekers so much I jumped to read another on of her books. Pilcher's novels are full of description and character and the countryside of Scotland. At first I was not sure about her, as I was pretty sure she was on my mom's nightstand back in the day but she's got It. Instead of a quick spicy snack, her books are a long comforting meal best eaten slowly and with a nice glass of wine. :)

    4. Another satisfying Rosamunde Pilcher novel. I am so glad my mum told me all about her, now I seek at least one to read over the summer break - it's just that kind of wholesome soulful reading. September was a touch long, but still with that feeling of warmth, of coming home. This is the way I feel when I read Maeve Binchy, also. I like feeling this way. This is so sweet, I feel we don't think of the simple stuff anymore. He had his supper and his bath, and was now in bed reading his library book [...]

    5. I like Rosamunde Pilcher. Her novels manage to give home-making the importance and satisfaction it deserves. I always want to tidy up my home and put out some fresh flowers after finishing one of her books. She has strong, older female characters who seem so real. This is a great read for . . . what else, September! :)

    6. 2.5 stars, rounded down.I have always thought of Rosamunde Pilcher as one step up from chick-lit, but I must say September pretty much falls directly in that category for me. It has that warm, Pilcher feel and the complicated twists and turns, and glamorous characters and settings, but it lacks meaning and cohesiveness and in the end seems much ado about nothing.I read it back in the early 90s when it was released, and I remembered absolutely nothing about it. That was strange in itself, because [...]

    7. I finished this book last week again for maybe the 10th time. Everytime I read it, I love it more and more. It's a book that pulls you into the beautiful world of Scotland and weaves you through the lives of well-rounded, fascinating characters.

    8. What better saying to mention to an author than that of she has a way with words? Certainly this is ever so true with Ms Pilcher as she carefully and what seems effortlessly draws the reader into her characters and her setting. In this beautifully told tale, we meet wonderful characters, the Airds, the the Ishaks, The Lord and Lady Balmerino, and so many others. d then there is Scotland, presented to us in all its glory, a beautiful, gorgeous land so striking a picture with its traditions, kindn [...]

    9. ”Moartea nu înseamnă nimic. Nu contează. N-am făcut decât să mă strecor în camera cealaltă. Totul rămâne exact aşa cum a fost. Eu sunt eu şi tu eşti tu, iar viaţa de demult, trăită împreună şi pe care am iubit-o din toate puterile e neatinsă, neschimbată. Între noi doi continuă să existe ceea ce a existat întotdeauna. Spune-mi pe nume, ca şi până acum. Vorbeşte cu sinceritate despre mine, ca şi până acum. Nu-ţi schimba tonul vocii. Nu arbora un aer forţat, so [...]

    10. Rosamunde Pilcher writes very “readable” stories. I enjoy all of her books, but some more than others. Please note that I have rated this book compared to the author’s other novels. It was good, but she has written better.I had no idea that the Noel in this book was the same Noel from “The Shell Seekers”. To tell you the truth, I didn’t recognize him at all and was pretty surprised when it finally dawned on me ¾ of the way into the book. It presented a bit of a dilemma for me since [...]

    11. A huge saga that looks at the lives of two main families and their friends over a 4 month period. A large cast of characters that resulted in me having to write the names on a list. A slow moving story - it never boring - covers a few different countries - a few dramas - and a huge secret revealed. As per usual with a Pilcher novel every aspect of human lives - feuds, love, illness and friendship, was an easy read.

    12. I gave this 5 stars not because it feeds my soul, but for the lovely journey & sated feeling I had by the end. I wanted to continue "visiting" with these people. I saw that this book was on a list of "most comforting books." I can wholeheartedly agree with that! It's like putting on warm socks & curling up in front of a fire with good friends and hot chocolate (or tea, if you like). Lush descriptions of rural Scotland and peopled with a variety of interesting characters. One moseys throu [...]

    13. I had a really hard time getting through this book. I thought that there was too many characters that were hard to keep track of. I had a hard time keeping all of the relationships straight. It was very descriptive--to the point of being to descriptive. I started skipping over a lot of the description. I really enjoyed the last 100 pages, but for the 600 before that I thought numerous times about quitting.

    14. I vividly remember the first time I read this book: I was just starting graduate school, and I had arrived in Houston, Texas, exhausted and strung out from a long summer of working nights and having too many romances. I had about a week before school started, and as I didn't know anyone, I spent most of the time comfort reading the type of novel I knew that I would not be assigned in my English literature course. I remember lying on my quilt, being semi-cooled by the blast of an old-fashioned ai [...]

    15. Well, I guess the honeymoon is over. I love Rosamunde Pilcher, really, I do. The lady is an amazing author. So, what happened here? I really wanted to love this. This had so much potential. The scenic landscape of Scotland alone could almost take me happily through half a book. This starts off okay, but I feel like this just went flat. Oh, I still sing the praises of Rosamunde Pilcher and I still have so many of her novels yet to enjoy. This great lady has written two of my favorite novels of al [...]

    16. Προσοχή, περιέχει SPOILERS.Η γυναίκα απλώς ΓΡΑΦΕΙ, ΚΕΝΤΑΕΙ, όπως θέλετε πείτε το. Είναι απίστευτο το πώς το βιβλίο της Πίλτσερ δεν καταντά άρλεκιν παρόλο που έχει ερωτικές αντιζηλίες κι ερωτικές σκηνές, ούτε Λένα Μαντά παρόλο που είναι γεμάτο γυναίκες. Είναι μοναδική, για μένα α [...]

    17. What a lovely, languid, comfortable book! I adore these books by Pilcher, where you sink into comfortable surroundings and spend time pottering about with people. Not very much too grand or dramatic happens for much of the story. You just read it as if you were vacationing in these people's steadfast, amiable lives. When the end comes and you think back you realise that a lot did happen, that buried in the little things are great truths and changes somewhat like life itself. There are a few less [...]

    18. It took me some time to get into the book, which is quite long. Had to keep track of a lot of characters all in different places and make sense of their relationships. Once that was acquired, it became one of those great Rosamunde Pilcher novels. With, in fact, some characters that were also in The Shellseekers. I wish I had more Pilcher to read, besides her short stories, which I will probably never read as I am not a short story lover.A good read all in all.

    19. “September” is a novel set in Scotland about several characters who are invited to a dance party for a young lady turning twenty-one. Katy Steynton, the honoree, plays a very minor role in the novel (in fact the reader hardly meets her until close to the end of the book). However there are several characters invited to the dance who come from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences, and who make choices that affect not only themselves but their loved ones.Edmund and Virginia Aird must [...]

    20. Rosamunde Pilcher is a delightful writer, a WONDERFUL story-teller and the queen of descriptive writing. The book is perfectly detailed just enough that it doesn't become daunting. This is a family saga that follows the lives of 2 families; the Aird's and the Balmerino's. So many beautifully developed characters that became a part of my life. Perfect read for Autumn!

    21. Rosamunde Pilcher is one of those authors I return to, again and again. September is one of my favorites. Set in Scotland, it follows the lives of two families, the Airds and the Balmerinos. Pilcher's characters are likeable. For the most part, her women are strong: here it's Isobel and Violet. Pilcher characters grow with you, there is a depth to them that is often found lacking in popular novels. As the summer wanes, the countryside prepares for a ball. The prodigal daughter returns home. A yo [...]

    22. I thought I knew what this book was about.! Once again, Rosamunde Pilcher completely wrapped me up in her beautifully written book. I cannot wait to get my hands on more!!!

    23. First book this year to make me ugly cryd I loved it. Pilcher knows how to write about complicated and flawed characters that you love so much. She's even better at complicated family dynamics. This book was lovely.

    24. Although these days Pilcher's work would be categorized as "women's fiction," there's no getting around the fact that she writes an excellent story. Her characters come alive in a seamless plot involving two Scottish families in the months leading up to a great party, and she creates a world that the reader inhabits without interruption. This particular book did not move me in the way The Shell Seekers did when I read it years ago (with tissue in hand at the end of the book), but it's a fine rea [...]

    25. Πρώτο βιβλίο της Pilcher, που διάβασα. Το συνιστώ ανεπιφύλακτα. Η συγγραφεάς κατορθώνει μέσα από τις αναλυτικές περιγράφες και τη σκιαγράφηση των αρκετών χαρακτήρων να κρατά ζωηρό το ενδιαφέρον του αναγνώστη μέχρι το τέλος. Ο κάθε αναγνώστης σίγουρα θα ταυτιστεί έναν από τους [...]

    26. Rosamund Pilcher paints such vivid word pictures in "September" you can smell peat smoke from the the village chimneys. Made to feel like part of the family, the reader is pulled right in to a long overdue reunion where inevitably people’s flaws are revealed. Like a hearty Scottish meal, this book satisfies, making you glad you lingered at the table, then stayed for a night cap—in this case, whiskey and soda.

    27. Rosamunde Pilcher has been a favorite of mine for years. I always get completely and totally wrapped up in her novels. (with the exception of maybe one or two of her oldest ones) 'September' is my favorite of hers. Every character was one that I felt I 'knew' by the end of the book and I've enjoyed it the handful of times I've re-read it over the years. She's a comfort writer for me -- I read her books when I want to get fully wrapped up in something that makes me feel good throughout.

    28. Reading a Rosamund Pilcher novel is akin to curling up in a blissfully saggy & huge arm chair beside a roaring fire. Comfort at its best. Not my absolute favourite of hers ( Coming Home is unbeatable) but still a rollocking good read. A story of love. Family and friends.Life and death. Lives intertwined & overlapping and, of course, dogs, land rovers, heather and huge country houses.

    29. Very warm and cosy as per usual with Pilcher. I did find this one to have full, rich details, but the general plot didn't move me as much as The Shell Seekers. Still, one of those books I'll definitely want to come back to when I'm less wrapped up in work.

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