September and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

September Hardcover – Mar 1 1990


See all 23 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
CDN$ 38.60 CDN$ 0.03
Misc. Supplies
"Please retry"
CDN$ 28.37

Join Amazon Student in Canada


--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr; First Edition edition (March 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312044194
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312044190
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.7 x 3.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #610,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
IN EARLY MAY, THE SUMMER CAME, at last, to Scotland. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
21
4 star
7
3 star
4
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 32 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

Format: Hardcover
I'm probably the only reader in the world who likes 'September' better than 'The Shell Seekers', and I want to give my reasons.

Violet is much more likable than Penelope - fortunately, she has got only one child (son Edmund) so that she can't have a favourite child. Unlike Penelope, Violet loves her two grandchildren although they are not perfect.

In 'September' Pilcher is much more generous - like Nancy in 'The Shell Seekers', Violet, Alexa and Edie are fat, but unlike Nancy, they are NOT ugly, for there is something between 'beautiful' and 'ugly' and it is admitted that even plump women may be pretty, lovable and charming!

Yes, I like Violet - she is even a nice mother-in-law!

I was confused to see Archie and Isobel in almost exactly the same situation as George and Nancy - they have got financial problems, but live far beyond their means, keep a giant house and send their to boarding-school. Unlike George and Nancy who are portrayed as greedy and stupid, Archie and Isobel are nice people.

I think it was not logical that Pandora writes a letter in which she tells Archie about her suicidal tendencies without giving her reasons - after all, she has got a very plausible reason (terminal cancer), and it is a relief to her family when they get to know it - Pandora's physician tells them.

Noel who already appears in 'The Shell Seekers' seems to have improved...
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By A Customer on Sept. 10 2004
Format: Paperback
Ever since I discovered Pilcher, I haven't enjoyed any other fiction. I've read endless numbers of books, and never have I come across an author that gets you this involved with so many characters. All delicately weaved into each other, all with nuances each of us can relate to. September is definitely my favorite, and for the rest of her books, I've read each one over and over. The ultimate curl-up-in-front-of-a-fire author.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By Melissa McCauley on June 16 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is a good sequel to The Shell Seekers, however... while it is better than R Pilcher's other novels, it still does not hold a candle to The Shell Seekers. It is nice to see what happens to at least one of The Shell Seeks characters afterwards, and Pandora and her family are very compelling.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By snowblaze on May 16 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Compared with The Shell Seekers, all Pilcher books pale.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Hardcover
September, by the beloved author of The Shell Seekers Rosamunde Pilcher, is another book in a long line by this author which most readers will enjoy thoroughly. Set in Scotland, this book focuses on several people gathering together to celebrate the 21st birthday of a local girl. While firmly set in the present through the use of flashbacks, we come to know these people and the events which bring them to this point in time.
Among the various people gathering members and friends of two well known families of the village. Archie Balmerino is a major landowner of the area who is a Lord rather down on his income. During a military exercise he suffered a tragedy which has altered his chance for a livelihood once he left the military as well as leaving him emotionally fragile. Isobel his loving wife hosts tourist families during the season at their stately home while their daughter travels the continent trying to find a place for herself. And then there is Pandora, Archie's sister who left the family home at 18, and is only now returning after 20 years to be with family and friends before it is too late.
The Aird family includes Violet, the 78 year old matriarch of the family and a woman reminiscent of Penelope Keeling from The Shell Seekers. Her prosperous son Edmund is married to his second wife Virginia although he has a secret he never shared with her which is now threatening to undo them. Alexa is Edmund's daughter from his first marriage who now finds happiness with an older man and Henry the progeny of the Airds second marriage is about to leave for boarding school at the tender age of 8 which upsets Virginia greatly. And seeing over this family is Edie who as Mrs. Aird's housekeeper cares for all of them as if they were her own.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By pisces on Sept. 23 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I enjoyed learning about Scottish traditions and the countryside north of Britain.
However, plot is nonexistant, and there's really no story to speak of other than the upper-class, clannish Scots going about their daily lives and traditions during the early autumn.
Still, I love learning about distant peoples and foreign lands and sort of travelling without having to leave my living room couch. This is a better way to learn about a foreign land and its people than, say, reading a guidebook.
But for the lack of any action, Rosamunde Pilcher's writing is highly literate and very reader-friendly. She has a very detailed way of describing the scenery and atmosphere which strangely does not bore.
If you enjoy modern English authors like Ian McEwan (Atonement) and like a British-sort of banter without suspense, peril, or action, then you'd like this.
Although there was nothing much going on plot-wise, and none of the characters were ever in any jeopardy or peril....I still loved Pilcher's intimate descriptions of the daily minutae of Scottish life.
This is my first Rosamunde Pilcher. Because of her writing style, and even with only 3 stars, I am still planning to read more by her.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Product Images from Customers

Search

Look for similar items by category


Feedback