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September: A Novel (Mass Market Paperback)

September Binding: Paperback Publisher: St Martins Pr Publish Date: 1991/06/01 Synopsis: A cast of memorable characters from Europe and America converges on the Scottish town of Strathcroy--ostensibly for a birthday celebration--where intertwining tales of romance, excess, and heartbreak unfold Language: ENGLISH Pages: 613 Dimensions: 7.00 x 4.25 x 1.50 Weight: 0.65
5.0 out of 5 stars
In "September", Rosamunde Pilcher introduces us to a richly textured cross-section of the faded but still vibrant old-family aristocracies of post War Scotland. Her word pictures paint the landscape in our mind's eye as she assembles three generations of a far-flung family and their friends, for a September party gathering. There is a little something for everyone: anxious mothers and daughters, reluctant bachelors, a widower, a mad woman, even a middle aged rebel without a cause who is in her own way perhaps also mad. The scenario is "Veddy British" in its way. The characters speak a cultural and language dialect that American readers may find both highly literary and at times a bit unfamiliar.

All in all, the novel and its characters are charming, highly readable and entertaining. An engaging read.

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In "September", Rosamunde Pilcher introduces us to a richly textured cross-section of the faded but still vibrant old-family aristocracies of post War Scotland. Her word pictures paint the landscape in our mind's eye as she assembles three generations of a far-flung family and their friends, for a September party gathering. There is a little something for everyone: anxious mothers and daughters, reluctant bachelors, a widower, a mad woman, even a middle aged rebel without a cause who is in her own way perhaps also mad. The scenario is "Veddy British" in its way. The characters speak a cultural and language dialect that American readers may find both highly literary and at times a bit unfamiliar.All in all, the novel and its characters are charming, highly readable and entertaining. An engaging read.
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For the most part I liked this book. It was the third Rosamunde Pilcher book that I had read, the first being Winter Solstice and the second being The Shell Seekers. While this book follows the Shell Seekers and has one character in common, the references to The Shell Seekers are few and very small so you don't have to read them in order. While in "September"s favor there were no characters that I really couldn't stand, there were also none that I really loved either. I liked most of them well enough but none of them really jumped out at me as being special enough to make me get completely sucked into the book, anxiously awaiting a time when I could do some reading. The Shell Seekers definitely made me feel that as did Winter Solstice...but Coming Home(which I read after September) REALLY grabbed me! I LOVED that book and it is definitely my favorite of Ms. Pilcher's books. Although very long, longer even than this one which is over 700 pages, I never felt like it was TOO...Read more
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