The British novelist Rosamunde Pilcher (“The schelpenzoekers”) is today, at age 94, died. That is reported by the German tv channel ZDF, that many of her books were filmed. Previously, the British newspaper The Guardian, her death reported under the citation of her son, Robin Pilcher.
The British newspaper quoted the son with the words that Rosamunde Pilcher with Christmas still was in great form, but in the beginning of the year, a bronchitis had been damaged. Sunday night she got a stroke and she was not have come to consciousness.
The British with her so-called vrouwenromans one of the most successful authors of her time. In 1987 she broke down with the work “The schelpenzoekers” (‘The Shell Seekers’). Her books formed the basis for numerous films, the million viewers to the tube provoked, particularly in Germany.
In no country was Pilcher as well known as germany. That she had especially to thank the ZDF, with more than a hundred on Pilcher-stories beruste, heartwarming movies of 90 minutes, one of the most successful formats in the history of German television had achieved.
Rosamunde Pilchers stories were at the kitchen table, and appeared in vrouwentijdschriften. “I had never imagined that such a success would be,” she said ever. “I wrote short stories, because I like to did”. Her last novel published in the year 2000.
Much of her work has been translated into English.