Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

Book - 2000
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Elfrida Phipps loves her new life in the pretty Hampshire village. She has a tiny cottage, her faithful dog Horace and the friendship of the neighbouring Blundells - particularly Oscar - to ensure that her days include companionship as well as independence. But an unforeseen tragedy upsets Elfrida's tranquillity: Oscar's wife and daughter are killed in a terrible car crash and he finds himself homeless when his stepchildren claim their dead mother's inheritance. Oscar and Elfrida take refuge in a rambling house in Scotland which becomes a magnet for various waifs and strays who converge upon it, including an unhappy teenage girl. It could be a recipe for disaster. But somehow the Christmas season weaves its magical spell and for Elfrida and Oscar, in the evening of their lives, the winter solstice brings love and solace.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
ISBN: 9780340767467
0340767464
9780312244262
0312244266
9780312978389
0312978383
9781250077462
Characteristics: 454 p. ;,24 cm.

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qski Apr 17, 2016

If you feel it's a slow start , keep reading...it gets better.

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hagrid46
Sep 14, 2015

What a delightful read. Ms Pilcher has the ability to celebrate the lives of ordinary people who, of course, are quite extraordinary. Delightful, cross-generational set of characters. Most of whom, I would love to have as friends.

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barb8571
Dec 31, 2011

This is a fabulous book! Very cozy and homey read about lives in snowy Scotland. Loved it. Hated to finish it.

mayfairlady Dec 23, 2010

heart warming story of Christmas in Scotland

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SqueeGirl Oct 14, 2009

Former actress Elfrida leaves London for a life in the country and is befriended by Oscar and Gloria Blundell and their 12-year-old daughter, Francesca.

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