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When Judith Dunbar is invited to the Carey-Lewis's Cornish home she is thrilled. With their generosity and kindness, Judith grows from naive girl to c...

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Excellent

ProBeautifully written from start to finish.

ConsI was sorry to finish this book, even after the se...

Rosamunde Pilcher's 'Coming Home' is a masterpiece, transporting it's readers into a time gone by. Of Cornwall and England in the 1930s, when the whisper of an approaching war gradually builds into a roar. It describes a time of gentle opulence for the upper classes, a time when the gentry could...

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Excellent

“Growing up in the War Years”

published 05/05/2004

ProExcellent characters, moving story, realistic hist...

ConsVery long, a little slow to get started

'Coming Home' is the kind of book that doesn't fit easily into a genre. It's perhaps primarily a coming-of-age book, but at the same time it's a historical novel set initially in the prelude to World War II, and it's also something of a family saga. It's the third of Rosamunde Pilcher's long...

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Excellent

ProWell-written, descriptive, interesting and fully d...

ConsLong.

Excluding children's books, I think I have read Coming Home more than any other book. Let's just say that it's a good job my mother bought it in hardback, because I dread to think what state a paperback would be in by now! Judith Dunbar is a girl in her early teens who has to change from her...

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Super

“A book to come home to”

published 27/03/2004

ProWell-written, realistic, deep character portrayal

ConsVery long, complexity can be confusing

I didn’t read Coming Home until after I’d seen ITV’s dramatisation of it, and even then I only picked it up because I saw it in a second-hand bookshop. I can only say I’m glad I did; contrary to what I had expected from a dramatisation which left out several major characters and a number of plot...

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Excellent

ProReally engaging, with flashes of humour and grief.

ConsA lengthy read, often with too much description of...

The backdrop of beautiful Cornish countryside provides the serene beauty of the natural world within a coming of age story. The character of Judith symbolises the young within all of us, as she grows from a naive child to a confident young woman, facing the trials of adolescence and pain of war...

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