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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 confident young woman. But in the gathering storm of...

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Excellent

Beautifully written from start to finish.

I 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

Excellent characters, moving story, realistic hist...

Very 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

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

Long.

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

Well-written, realistic, deep character portrayal

Very 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

Really engaging, with flashes of humour and grief.

A 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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