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Consider the Lily

Consider the Lily

(1993)
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Awards
Romantic Novel of the Year Award
An international bestseller - and a sweeping love story set between the wars.

For lovers of Downton Abbey - a sweeping love story set between the wars.
'An excellent story... strong imaginative power... wonderful atmosphere' Joanna Trollope

In the 1930s, an English country house and garden is decaying. How is it to be saved? In love with Daisy, its heir Kit Dysart meets the rich heiress Matty. Nervous and unhappy though she is, Matty is no fool and knows that her marriage will be one of convenience and she will be mistress in a house which is full of ghosts. Summoning her courage and determination, she begins to restore the garden - and , suddenly, Matty finds that happiness is within her reach.

A haunting, passionate love story played out between three people, Consider the Lily is wonderfully stylish and compulsive reading.

'The literary equivalent of an English country garden' - Sunday Times

'An old fashioned novel in the best sense of the word' - Chicago Tribune

'A gorgeously well-written tale: funny, sad and sophisticated' - Independent

'Superb characterizaton, an absorbing love story and wonderful evocation of an English country house and garden' Annabel

'Dark family secrets, ghosts, tragic death and doomed love... touching and unputdownable' Company

About the Author


Elizabeth Buchan began her career as a blurb writer at Penguin Books after graduating from the University of Kent with a double degree in English and History. She moved on to become a fiction editor at Random House before leaving to write full time. Her novels include the prizewinning Consider the Lily - reviewed in the Independent as 'a gorgeously well written tale: funny, sad and sophisticated'. A subsequent novel, Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman became an international bestseller and was made into a CBS Primetime Drama. This was followed by The Good Wife, That Certain Age, The Second Wife and Separate Beds. Daughters is her latest novel.

Elizabeth Buchan's short stories are broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in magazines. She reviews for the Sunday Times, and has chaired the Betty Trask and Desmond Elliot literary prizes, and also been a judge for the Whitbread (now Costa) awards. She is a patron of the Guildford Book Festival and of The National Academy of Writing.

She is currently writing a novel about the Danish Resistance during the Second World War.

Elizabeth Buchan loves to make contact with her readers. Join her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ElizabethBuchanAuthor?ref=hl

 
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Used availability for Elizabeth Buchan's Consider the Lily


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Hardback Editions

April 1996 : UK Hardback
Title: Consider the Lily (Windsor Selections)
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0745179606 / 9780745179605 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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September 1993 : USA Hardback
Title: Consider The Lily
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0517595656 / 9780517595657 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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April 1993 : UK Hardback
Title: Consider the Lily
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0333588037 / 9780333588031 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

November 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Consider the Lily
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0230765211 / 9780230765214 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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September 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: Consider the Lily
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0143035819 / 9780143035817 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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March 1996 : UK Paperback
Title: Consider the Lily
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0330339915 / 9780330339919 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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January 1997 : UK Paperback
Title: Consider the Lily (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0745137695 / 9780745137698 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers P.
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March 1994 : UK Paperback
Title: Consider the Lily
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0330328913 / 9780330328913 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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Audio Editions

March 1995 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Consider the Lily
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0001049410 / 9780001049413 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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July 1994 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Consider the Lily: Unabridged
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 1854969285 / 9781854969286 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, UK Kindle edition
Title: Consider the Lily
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan

Publisher: Elizabeth Buchan
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