HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist

Rosamunde Pilcher

Author of The Shell Seekers

Includes the names: Rosamund Pilcher, Rosamunde Pilcher, Pilcher Rosamunde
Also includes: Jane Fraser (2)

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
10,072 (10,139)1861,093 (3.78)590
Works by Rosamunde Pilcherorganize | filter
Also by Rosamunde Pilcherorganize | filter
Members
Related tags
Events on LibraryThing Local

Rosamunde Pilcher has 2 past events. (show)

Common Knowledgehistory Creative Commons License
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
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).
Disambiguation notice

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (3.78)
0.5 7
1 34
1.5 13
2 97
2.5 46
3 484
3.5 103
4 600
4.5 54
5 497

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Rosamunde Pilcher is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Rosamunde Pilcher is composed of 5 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 91,252,316 books! | Top bar: Always visible