The Shell Seekers is a novel by Rosamunde Pilcher. It became one of her most famous best-sellers. Shifting in time, the novel tells the story of Penelope Keeling, the daughter of unconventional parents an artist father and his much-younger French wife , examining her past and her relationships with her adult children.
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When the novel opens, Penelope is in her 60s and has just been discharged from the hospital after what was seemingly a heart attack. Penelope's life from young womanhood to the present is revealed in pieces, from her own point of view and those of her children.
Much of the forward impetus of the novel involves the work of her father, including a painting called The Shell Seekers , given to Penelope as a wedding present. Pilcher's novel September includes the character of Noel Keeling, son of Penelope.
The novel was adapted into a stage play by Terence Brady and Charlotte Bingham. The UK tour started in Spring In the book was made into a mini-series starring Vanessa Redgrave as Penelope Keeling.
The Shell Seekers was also released as an abridged audio book read by Lynn Redgrave. An unabridged audio book, read by Hannah Gordon is also available. Another unabridged version of audio book, read by the famous Barbara Rosenblat , was published by Recorded Books, Inc.
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