Genre: Fiction
Published: 21 May 2004
Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Consider the Lily

by Elizabeth Buchan

Consider the lily… waxen, exotic, doomed to bloom for its short, sweet season. Consider the rose… tenderly beautiful yet resilient, twining its way into the English garden…

Winner of the 1994 Romantic Novelists’ Association Novel of the Year Award, CONSIDER THE LILY is a glorious fusion of love and gardening, of family life and coming to terms with loss. A haunting, passionate story played out between three people, it is also a poignant and beautiful novel of England between the wars that propels the reader into its own rich and nostalgic world.

"An outstanding, beautifully written and memorable story" - Good Book Guide
"And old fashioned novel in the best sense of the word" - Chicago Tribune
"A gorgeously well written tale: funny, sad sophisticated" - The Independent
"The literary equivalent of an English country garden" - Sunday Times
"In her way Elizabeth Buchan is a chronicler of time and atmosphere as adept as Jane Austen" - Birmingham Post
"Superb characterisation, an absorbing love story and wonderful evocation of an English country house and garden make this a joy to read" - Annabel
"An excellent story... strong imaginative power... wonderful atmosphere" - Joanna Trollope

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