Consider the Lily

Consider the Lily
Genre : Fiction
Published : 21 May 2004 - Pan Macmillan
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


An excellent story... strong imaginative power... wonderful atmosphere

Joanna Trollope

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