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4.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 5 4.22 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rosamunde Pilcher Narrator: Lynn Redgrave Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Five years in the writing, Coming Home is the tale Rosamunde Pilcher believes to be the capstone of a lifetime of writing. Her most ambitious and compelling work yet, Coming Home is a vast canvas, and a vividly drawn portrait of an era close to us in time, yet now disappeared.

Like The Shell Seekers, Coming Home is an intensely personal story. Like September, it teems with marvelous, memorable characters. Coming Home is a story to be savored, an old-fashioned tale hardly anyone knows how to tell anymore. In telling the story of Judith Dunbar and her loved ones, Rosamunde Pilcher describes each family member with warmth, wisdom and clear-eyed insight. Coming Home is a totally involving story of a young woman's coming of age, coming to terms with both love and sadness, and, in every sense of the word, Coming Home. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becki | 2/15/2014

    " Another great Rosamund Pilcher book. Love this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K. Kelly O'Connor | 2/14/2014

    " This is one of my all time favorite books - this is "comfort reading" at its finest. It is also an excellent portrayal of England during the approach and and duration of World War II. I read this at least once a year!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/14/2014

    " Definitely a guilty pleasure. It has no literary merit whatsoever but I'm thoroughly enjoying it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 2/11/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book and love the setting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 2/2/2014

    " I really liked this book because it's character driven. I really like the characters and it takes place during World War II which is definitely an interesting setting. This book is definitely sappy and probably a little bit predictable, but I still definitely liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liesl | 1/31/2014

    " Enjoyable. Not the best, not the worst. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 1/24/2014

    " Not a romance, a story of a girl coming of age in WWII England. Love the story told amid the setting of probably the most interesting time period of the 20th century. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia Baxter | 1/21/2014

    " Confirmation that Rosamund Pilcher is incredible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elenariel | 1/13/2014

    " Rilettura: 29 lug/2 ago 2010 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blythe | 1/7/2014

    " In my top three - WWII in England, follows a young woman's journey from childhood to adulthood in a wonderful story that you never want to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liliya Korzhuk | 12/8/2013

    " Wonderful book, that I re-read every year,my top 5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 11/27/2013

    " I reread her books often. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 11/22/2013

    " A long one, but a nice comforting one to come back to. A coming of age story of a young girl growing up right before and into World War II. It took me weeks to finish, and I strayed at times, but always enjoyed taking up the characters where I had left off. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara Hawkins | 11/20/2013

    " A wonderful coming of age story that takes place in WWII England. Judith Dunbar is a beautifully drawn character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hansje | 11/14/2013

    " A book I have read twice now. I cannot put it dowm even when I know how it will end. The insight in human behaviour, emotions and communication makes this book easy to read but also easy to bond with the main characters. The best one by Pilcher in my view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 11/13/2013

    " I love Rosamunde Pilcher books! My all time favorite is Shell Seekers and this is a close second. I first read it about 10 years ago, but I loved it the second time too! Set during WWII in Cornwall, it is a positive warm look at humanity in a troubled time. Love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma Burkhart | 9/17/2013

    " Poignant, romantic, hopeful. Set during WWII, with a cast of colorful characters and a young female protagonist you really feel invested in. A book any woman would love, but most men would have no patience for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Mcnab | 9/11/2013

    " I have now read this book twice and will very likely read it again in the future. I am very happy snuggling down with a Rosamunde Pilcher book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy Jost | 8/4/2013

    " Love this book! It is one I go back to over and over again like an old friend. Pilcher is so good at developing the setting and characters. You feel like you have lived in Cornwall yourself, and just want to go home and visit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Kirchhoff | 12/26/2012

    " I loved this book!! It was absolutely the perfect story and I felt as if I was in it. The characters came alive for me and I found myself desperately wanting to be in their world. This book taught me more about family love, true love, and what it means to be loved. It was rich with detail! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 gypsyclk | 10/17/2012

    " A coming of age story of a young English girl whose parents leave her in boarding school in England when her father takes a job in Singapore just before the start of WW2. One of my favorites, I've reread it several times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anneka | 9/10/2012

    " This is also a book taht I read every year. Perhaps not as well written as Pride and Prejudice, Coming Home is like a comfortable pair of slippers after a long day in heels. The characters are written to fall in love with and I have! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cristina | 1/29/2012

    " I loved it. Even more than September and The Shell Seekers. I think she is one of the best story tellers. The characters, the descriptions, the story, the surprises...Just perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashlee | 12/14/2011

    " I read it in high school and stayed up all night to finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Spearman | 12/4/2011

    " My favorite book of all time!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonal | 8/17/2011

    " I loved this book....I just picked it up 40 rupees but its proven to be a wonderful read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarahm | 5/26/2011

    " I like long books, but this book was too long. Very detailed. I was ready for the story to end half way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emac | 5/13/2011

    " I absolutely love Rosamunde Pilcher's novels. I only wish they were all available for my ereader so that I can continue to re-read and re-read whenever I wish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette | 5/1/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. It is not my typical type of read, but it keep me interested the whole way through. I will definitely be keeping this book and will read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 4/22/2011

    " This has to be one of my favorite books of all time. I will reread this every couple of years. It brings England back to life for me. The era is romanticized, but compelling. A must-read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 4/19/2011

    " The first Rosamunde Pilcher I have read. A lovely saga for a crazy couple of weeks! I just enjoyed the chintz sofas and imagined I was in Cornwall; quite pleasant! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 3/30/2011

    " I have always loved her books. The Shell Seekers and September were my favorites until now. This one is promising. I'm on page 150. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 2/27/2011

    " such a good book, great love story and a coming of age tale that follows the characters throughout the English countryside, beautifully written. must-read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 2/13/2011

    " I enjoyed this book and the characters really came to life, but it was in no way a Shell Seekers equal. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sewveryblessed | 2/5/2011

    " Terrible book.
    Descriptions of pre-marital intimacies.
    Slight profanity.
    Not recommended.
    This could have been a decent story about a young woman's growing up years, but was not enjoyable to read. I did not finish reading this book, and it went in the trash can. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 2/1/2011

    " This is one of my all time favorite books - an absolute comfort read. This time around I actually cried at the sad parts. I am way too fond of these characters! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 K | 1/7/2011

    " An old fashioned read ; a little too schmaltzig. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 1/4/2011

    " I love Pilcher, and she is my "go to" for when I need a well written and comforting book that lets me escape. This one ended unpleasantly, and since I was trying to escape the unpleasantness in my own life at the time, it misses getting that last star. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 12/27/2010

    " An engrossing look into pre and post WWII England, provides excellent details on society, the deprivation suffered by British people during the war, the danger Britain was in, and also the experience of the British community living abroad in nations that were part of the British empire. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/6/2010

    " Another great story by Rosamunde Pilcher. The Shell Seekers is my all time favorite, but, I really liked this story line alot too. I can read her books so quickly because I feel drawn into the story and the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manuela | 11/25/2010

    " La Pilcher è un'autrice che non mi entusiasma, troppo soft e leggerini tutti i suoi romanzi. Questo, comunque, è senza dubbio il suo migliore, più corposo e profondo, accurato e ben sviluppato. "

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About the Author
Author Rosamunde PilcherRosamunde Pilcher was born in Lelant, Cornwall in 1924. Pilcher began her writing career in 1949 as an author of Mills and Boon romances under the name Jane Fraser. She published ten such novels, the last, The Keeper's House, in 1963.
About the Narrator

Lynn Redgrave, a member of Britain’s greatest acting family, is internationally known for her work on stage, screen, and television. As narrator of the World of Philosophy series, she brings to life the timeless and vital themes of the world’s great philosophical traditions.