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Elizabeth Buchan

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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. Later novels included The Second Wife, Separate Beds and Daughters. Her latest, I Can’t Begin to Tell You, a story of resistance in wartime Denmark, was published by Penguin in August 2014.

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Consider the Lily

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In her bestselling ‘Tudor Court Novels’ and ‘The Cousin’s War’ novels, Philippa Gregory has set about disinterring the women either buried in silence or barely acknowledged by the chroniclers. The Kingmaker’s Daughter is fourth in the sequence centring on The Wars of the Roses - a term not used until the nineteenth century.
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“I dropped my head into my arms. I could hear the sea vibrating, the tiny hiss of displaced sand and the click of stones. If I lay still and quiet enough, I thought, I could melt into this elemental world of sun, water and wide, open horizon.”
Elizabeth Buchan, Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman

“I feel so lucky at being able to do what I love. Writing has proved to be a fascinating journey – without maps and compass at times – but it is one where I am continually learning.”
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“One can brood too much. Nostalgia can fuzz things up.”
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