The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher is a family saga set in Cornwall. Elderly Penelope Keeling returns from hospital. Through flashbacks, she relives her bohemian childhood and a wartime romance. “The Shell Seekers,” a painting by her artist father, provides the catalyst for her memories. But her adult children also know it to be worth a fortune. While she reminisces, they fight over who will inherit it.
Rosamunde Pilcher was born in Lelant and grew up in Cornwall. Her novel, The Shell Seekers, is a family saga set in Cornwall which sold approx 10 million copies worldwide.