Rosamund Pilcher OBE 1924-2019

It’s with great sadness we have to report the death of the authoress the dramatisation of whose book The Shell Seekers was the last show we produced at the theatre ten years ago in 2000.

“Rosamunde Pilcher, authoress of The Shell Seekers, had died at the age of 94 following a short illness, her agent has confirmed.


The novelist penned nearly 30 romance and women’s fiction books between 1949 and 2000 when she retired from writing.


Born on the north coast of Cornwall, Pilcher began writing at the age of seven and published first her first short story at 18.


She once described her books as “frightfully wet little novels”.


BBC News, 7th February 2019