Rosamunde Pilcher
Rosamunde Pilcher (1924-2019) was a British author of romance novels. Although it came somewhat late in her career, her breakthrough novel was the 1987 novel The Shell Seekers. She has stated that writing saved her marriage to Graham Hope Pilcher (who passed away in 2009). She is the mother of novelist Robin Pilcher.

Rosamunde Pilcher became a published author in 1949, writing as Jane Fraser. She didn’t debut writing under her real name until A Secret to Tell in 1955 and abandoned her pen name after her 1963 novel A Long Way from Home. Rosamunde retired in 2000, following the novel Winter Solstice. Below is a list of Rosamunde Pilcher’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Brown Fields (As:Jane Fraser) (1951) |
Dangerous Intruder (As:Jane Fraser) (1951) |
Young Bar (As: Jane Fraser) (1952) |
A Day Like Spring (As:Jane Fraser) (1953) |
Dear Tom (As:Jane Fraser) (1954) |
A Secret to Tell (1955) |
Bridge of Corvie (As:Jane Fraser) (1956) |
A Family Affair (As:Jane Fraser) (1958) |
A Long Way from Home (As:Jane Fraser) (1963) |
The Keeper's House (As:Jane Fraser) (1963) |
On My Own (1965) |
Sleeping Tiger (1967) |
Another View (1969) |
The End of Summer (1971) |
Snow in April (1972) |
The Empty House (1973) |
The Day of the Storm (1975) |
Under Gemini (1976) |
Wild Mountain Thyme (1979) |
The Carousel (1982) |
Voices in Summer (1984) |
The Shell Seekers (1987) |
September (1990) |
Coming Home (1995) |
Winter Solstice (2000) |

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Key (1996) |

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Blue Bedroom and Other Stories (1985) |
Flowers in the Rain and Other Stories (1991) |
The World of Rosamunde Pilcher (1995) |
Christmas with Rosamunde Pilcher (1997) |
A Place Like Home (2021) |

Publication Order of Anthologies

Love Stories(1990) |

Note: All of her novels until 1965 were written as Jane Fraser, except for A Secret to Tell.

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Rosamunde Pilcher Synopsis: The Shell Seekers is one of the most famous novels written by Rosamunde Pilcher. Penelope Keeling is very proud of a painting titled “The Shell Seekers,” which her father painted. It symbolizes her unconventional life. When it is discovered that it is worth a lot of money, all of her adult children have their own plans, but Penelope knows that the only choice is in her heart. The novel sold over 5 million copies and was adapted into a stageplay by Terence Brady and Charlotte Bingham.

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9 Responses to “Order of Rosamunde Pilcher Books”

  1. Peter David Henderson: 5 months ago

    Is there a stand alone book called Nancherrow? My wife says it is in our bookcase somewhere but she can’t find it!


    • Graeme: 5 months ago

      Not a book. There was a TV movie which was a sequel to “Coming Home”. Maybe you have the VHS on the bookshelf 😉


      • Peter Henderson: 5 months ago

        Thank you for your prompt reply. Problem solved!!!


  2. Laurie Livingston: 2 years ago

    This is one of the most endearing, cannot put it down authors I’ve ever read! I’ve given away soooo many copies of “Shell Seekers ” just to introduce a wonderful author to friends-and get them hooked on her!


  3. Carolin Clark: 7 years ago

    The Other Wife TV series by Rosamunde Pilcher Can you buy this on dvd or is this also a book?


    • Brandon: 7 years ago

      Carol, I am able to find info on the TV series you’re looking for, and it says it is adapted from a novel, but I can’t find anything more than that. I don’t know if the novel has another title or what.


  4. KL: 8 years ago

    You surely cant categorise Barbara Taylor Bradford with Rosamund Pilcher. If you like RP you wont necessarily like (wont!) BTB


    • Brandon: 8 years ago

      They’re based on what people who bought Pilcher also bought. If you have an alternative suggestion, I’ll be more than happy to switch it.


    • Laurie Livingston: 2 years ago

      I agree-I love Pilcher, but not at all a fan of Bradford.


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