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The Rosamunde Pilcher trail: why German tourists flock to Cornwall

4 October 2013 9:07 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Each year, a quarter of a million Germans come to Cornwall, lured by the books of a British author largely unknown in her own country – and the gorgeous locations in German TV adaptations of her work

"Rosamunde Pilcher?" The guy behind the bar gives me a blank look with a hint of social fear: should he know the name? He shouldn't worry. Rosamunde Pilcher was born in 1924, barely 10 miles down the road from The Gurnard's Head, a cosy pub in the village of Lelant, in Cornwall's storm-battered, rugged west. After marrying in 1946 she left for Scotland, where she went on to become a writer. Pilcher never came back to live in Cornwall, but many of her stories are set in the rough landscape of her childhood home.

Now, aged 89, she has sold more than 60m books and has a fortune thought to exceed £100m. Her international breakthrough came late, in »

- Lena Jakat

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The Rosamunde Pilcher trail: why German tourists flock to Cornwall

4 October 2013 9:07 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Each year, a quarter of a million Germans come to Cornwall, lured by the books of a British author largely unknown in her own country – and the gorgeous locations in German TV adaptations of her work

"Rosamunde Pilcher?" The guy behind the bar gives me a blank look with a hint of social fear: should he know the name? He shouldn't worry. Rosamunde Pilcher was born in 1924, barely 10 miles down the road from The Gurnard's Head, a cosy pub in the village of Lelant, in Cornwall's storm-battered, rugged west. After marrying in 1946 she left for Scotland, where she went on to become a writer. Pilcher never came back to live in Cornwall, but many of her stories are set in the rough landscape of her childhood home.

Now, aged 89, she has sold more than 60m books and has a fortune thought to exceed £100m. Her international breakthrough came late, in »

- Lena Jakat

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2 items from 2013


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