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“What are you doing, standing there, gazing into space?” Rosemary asked.
“Poor old Mrs. Titchfield. Never mind — she had a good, long life. Seems funny though, doesn’t it, not to see her puttering about in that strip of garden? It must have been the best-weeded plot in the county. Have you done your shopping?”
ex Rosamunde Pilcher, “The Watershed,” in Flowers in the Rain, and Other Stories (1991) : 197-215 (199) : link
first published as “The Anniversary Surprise,” in Redbook (February 1990)
Rosamunde Pilcher (1924-2019)
wikipedia : link
- “Rosamunde Pilcher, author of The Shell Seekers, dies aged 94.
The British author, who produced numerous bestsellers after her 1987 breakthrough, died following a stroke.”
Alison Flood. The Guardian (7 February 2019) : link
- “Rosamunde Pilcher obituary
Popular and prolific novelist best known for The Shell Seekers and Coming Home whose work was particularly admired in Germany”
“...The second world war, and the many young people she had met in her travels, provided limitless subject matter.”
Felicity Bryan. The Guardian. (7 February 2019) : link
aside (why? how?) —
because an Amazon reviewer (FiddleBaby, August 3, 2010 : link) of Kathleen Norris her The Rich Mrs. Burgoyne (1912) was reminded of Rosamund Pilcher’s writing style.