A Place Like Home

  • Author Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrator various
  • Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
  • Run Time 7 hours and 44 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Contemporary romance.

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What to expect

A spellbinding collection of fifteen stories from multi-million copy, internationally bestselling author Rosamunde Pilcher, published posthumously two years after her death.

In The Holiday, a wife surprises her husband of twenty-five years with a holiday full of Mediterranean sunshine, red rocks and blue seas in an effort to rekindle the romance they had before children.

The Eye of Love takes the reader to the bright spring sunshine and sparkling waves of a Northumbrian village where old flames meet again.

In A Place Like Home, a lonely young woman goes to recuperate in a Scottish countryside after a brief illness. The fruit orchards and fresh sea air offer much needed respite, but not so much as the handsome, mysterious farmer . . .

Each of the fifteen stories is a perfect slice of romance written with warmth and passion, featuring some wonderfully memorable, smart and feisty female characters that will transport the reader to another time and place.

‘Her genius is to create characters you really care about’ Daily Express

‘Rosamunde Pilcher’s warm spell is charming and utterly convincing’ Daily Mail

‘Pilcher’s storytelling skills are serene and beguiling’ The Times

‘Pilcher’s strength is knowing what she can do well and writing about what she
knows. She has a way of tapping into the emotional life of her readers and
making them care about characters not unlike themselves’ Daily Telegraph

‘Britain’s most under-rated novelist’ Sunday Times

‘This warm-hearted family saga, beautifully written and expertly paced, is just as
satisfying now as when it was first published more than 30 years ago.’ Daily Mail

Critics Review

  • As with every Rosamunde Pilcher story – long or short – I began to read and couldn’t stop

    Lucinda Riley, bestselling author of the Seven Sisters series
  • A PLACE LIKE HOME is a wonderful treat for fans of Rosamunde Pilcher’s writing. Each story resonates with the echoes of a voice that is at once familiar and beloved. Reading this collection of love stories does indeed feel just like returning to a place like home.

    Fiona Valpy, bestselling author of The Dressmaker's Gift
  • ‘Reading this anthology of short stories was like being wrapped in a cashmere shawl and travelling back to the recent past where people drank sherry before dinner and seemed to have more time. Highly recommended reading that will lift you during this difficult period we are experiencing. Find a saggy, chintz armchair, a log fire and a glass of sherry and indulge . . .’

    Angela Petch, bestselling author of The Tuscan Secret
  • An antidote to challenging times, this set of stories from a much-loved author has a comforting nostalgic feel – cosy and reassuring – with Rosamunde Pilcher’s signature insight into domestic hopes and yearnings, taking us into a gentler world.

    Sarah Maine, bestselling author of Beyond the Wild River
  • How lyrical it is, yet how deeply the stories touched me. I’ve often found it difficult to concentrate on a long novel but these stories are perfect for the times, exquisite little gems of romantic escapism taking me completely away to another time and place.

    Phillipa Ashley, bestselling author of A PERFECT CORNISH ESCAPE
  • I absolutely adored A PLACE LIKE HOME. It took me back to a different time and place of pure, simple delight. It’s so deliciously retro and I mean that with oodles of compliments. You can feel the warmth of the Aga, the smell of a new bottle of scent, the fragrant sip of a glass of Sherry. It’s such a balm. I feel so lucky to have this collection sitting on my shelf to dip in and out of. It’s a keeper.

    Lorna Cook, bestselling author of THE FORGOTTEN VILLAGE

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