Friday, 14 September 2007

                                               

 Thank you again Donna for this design.

       Good Afternoon, Not too bad a day here a bit nippy but the sun is out so no complaints.
Stuart was at his art class this morning so I after I did a bit of hoovering etc I sat down to watch a DVD another one of my free bee from the the Daily Mail. Today it was The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher. I read the book it must be twenty years ago,   I am sure I saw this film on the telly too it starred Angela Landsbury as Penelope and Patricia Hodge as Olivia. It only took 102 minutes to tell the story but I remember it is a big read wish they would not condense thing so much. Its strange you read many many books in your lifetime but there are just a few that stand out and this for me is one of them, it is such a moving story and as usual much better than the film. If any of you ladies especially that have not read this book do give it a go as it is one of those stories. The author lives only a few miles away from me not that I have ever met her but I know she does all here writing up here in Scotland.
Well I think that's about the extent of my musings today so I will be off now. Have a good weekend.
                                        Love
                                              Joan.


   

8 comments:

sarajanesmiles said...

Thanks Joan... I have heard of The Shell Seekers, but never thought to read it myself before.  I will look me out a copy on Amazon I think now :o)
Have a lovely weekend.
Sara   x

jeadie05 said...

If I was to asked about my all time favourite book ,I would have to say 'The shell Seekers'Like you I read it ,I should think ,like you getting on for twenty years ago phew ,I still have the book and the video ,we used to have video afternoons when I was at work ,and this one was very popular ,with the ladies ...I didnt know she was still alive ,I have read all her works ,I couldnt get on with her son Robins books though ...love Jan xx

bronny42 said...

Hi Joan I too have read the book and received the DVD from the Daily Mail.  I enjoyed the book very much but found that the film left out such a lot, still it made a enjoyable couple of hours. Kathie.

ally123130585918 said...

Joan I am going to buy that book ~ I have just finished one and need another read ~ Hope you have a good weekend ~ Ally x

sdrogerson said...

somehow I guess it would not be my taste in books........

labdancer51 said...

Hello Joan,

I loved The Shell Seekers and it is the only book by Rosamund Pilcher that I`ve read. I really should try out a few more. I`d much rather read a good book than see the film, they never seem to do them justice.

Love Sandra xxxx

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jlocorriere05 said...

I loved The Shell Seekers too Joan, I've never seen the film. If I read a book first I don't like to watch a film of it, the characters never look like I imagine them to look and it kind of spoils it for me! Jeannette xx  

mariealicejoan said...

I loved the Shell Seekers when I read it years ago.  I may even have seen the movie, but cannot remember.   The movies are always a big dissappointment after having read any book I find.  I guess it's just too hard to get all the things into a movie.  Have a great weekend!
Marie
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