Winter Solstice - Rosamunde Pilcher Reviews
Description:ISBN 0340752483 / Author: Rosamunde Pilcher / Genre: Fiction / Elfrida Phipps loves her new life in the pretty Hampshire village. She has ... more
Winter Solstice - Rosamunde Pilcher ... a tiny cottage, her faithful dog Horace and the friendship of the neighbouring Blundells - particularly Oscar - to ensure that her days include companionship as well as independence. But an unforeseen tragedy upsets Elfrida's tranquillity: Oscar's wife and daughter are killed in a terrible car crash and he finds himself homeless when his stepchildren claim their dead mother's inheritance. Oscar and Elfrida take refuge in a rambling house in Scotland which becomes a magnet for various waifs and strays who converge upon it, including an unhappy teenage girl. Elfrida and Oscar, in the evening of their lives, the winter solstice finally brings love and solace.
Newest Review: ... I am truly glad that she did. The story is one of love, loss, friendship and sharing, all themes that one needs around ... more
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Customer Winter Solstice - Rosamunde Pilcher Reviews (5)
by - written on 29/11/05, updated on 29/11/05 (Very useful, 691 readings)
Elfrida is sixty-two, an active and slightly eccentric retired actress. She lives with her dog in a small village, with a few treasured possessions and a lot of memories. She has a few close friends and some much-loved relatives, and enjoys her independence. Not far into the book, Elfrida receives a terrible shock which turns her world upside-down. Shortly afterwards she drives to Scotland with an old friend for some peace; however, other people gradually descend on them or are invited to stay for a few days. A blizzard traps this mixture of people, and they decide to celebrate Christmas together despite Elfrida's wish to keep it very low-key. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/10/00, updated on 21/10/00 (Very useful, 83 readings)
Renowned for her unpretentious, comfortable and often compellingly engrossing family sagas, Rosamunde Pilcher tells this story mainly through the eyes of 60-something Elfrida Phipps, a former actress, and Oscar Blundell, a retired church organist. At the start of the novel Elfrida has just left London, acquired a dog and settled in a quiet village in Hampshire, where she befriends Oscar, his much younger wife Gloria and their daughter Francesca. It's hard to say much more about the story without spoiling it for anyone who hasn't read it but intends to. To sum up, tragedy leads Elfrida and Oscar to put the past behind them and head north for a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/11/01, updated on 13/11/01 (Very useful, 95 readings)
Retired actress Elfrida Phipps leaves the hurly-burly of London to enjoy a peaceful life in a small Hampshire village. She settles in well, and becomes good friends with a local couple, Oscar and Gloria Blundell, and their late-in-life young daughter, Francesca.Elfrida looks forward to a happy, tranquil life, content to live out her remaining years in this safe, secure place. And then tragedy befalls Oscar, when his wife and child are killed in a terrible car crash. Griefstricken, and about to be evicted from his home by his stepsons to whom the house was willed by their mother, Oscar decides to flee to Sutherland, where he has part-ownership of a house. Half ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/10/10, updated on 01/10/10 (Useful, 31 readings)
The book starts with Elfrida a 62 year retired actress who moves out of London to the countryside where she quickly makes friends with the locals, especially Oscar, a terrible tragedy leads us to a closed up house in Scotland which is where the story really begins.....and the Christmas magic sets in. I have just finished reading this book and although this is the first Rosamunde Pilcher book that i have read i will certainly be looking out for her others, i must admit that at first i was a bit dubious because of the sheer size of the book, but i needn't of worried i was captivated from the first few pages. This is what i would call one of my ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/02/11 (Useful, 15 readings)
Roasamund Pilcher is by no means an author that I would usually choose, however, just before Christmas i was complaining to a friend that I wasn't feeling the usual Christmas spirit. As a remedy she strongly reccomended this book, and I am truly glad that she did. The story is one of love, loss, friendship and sharing, all themes that one needs around Christmas time. The protagonist is a rather flamboyant retired actress Elfrida who goes on a heartfelt journey with her friend Oscar to Scotland, where they welcome other people into their home and create a true family Christmas, despite the hardships of the characters involved. Despite it's length, ... Read the complete review
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