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Elizabeth Buchan


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Elizabeth Buchan obtained a double degree in English and History at the University of Kent at Canterbury. She began her career as a blurb writer for Penguin Books, this was excellent training for an infant writer as it necessitated reading widely through the Penguin list - fiction and non-fiction, in order to encapsulate what a book was about. She later became a fiction editor at Random House, in her spare time she had co-authored an adventure game book for children and also written a children's biography of Beatrix Potter, but decided after a couple of years that she should do what she wished to do: write. In 1994, she became a full-time writer. Her novel Consider the Lily won the 1994 Novel of the Year Award from the Romantic Novelists' Association, and she was elected its eighteenth Chairman (1995-1997). She has sat on the committee for the Society of Authors and was Chairman of the judges for the 1997 Betty Trask Award and a judge for the 1997 Whitbread Awards. She also writes reviews for the main national newspapers of Great Britain, including The Times and the Mail on Sunday. Her bestselling novel Revenge of the Middle Aged Woman has been made into a television film for CBS.

Elizabeth Buchan lives in London with her two children and her husband.

Genres: General Fiction, Historical
 
Series
Two Mrs Lloyd
1. Revenge of the Middle-aged Woman (2002)
2. The Second Wife (2006)
     aka Wives Behaving Badly
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Non fiction
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Awards
Romantic Novel of the Year Award Best Novel winner (1994) : Consider the Lily


Elizabeth Buchan recommends
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The Rector's Daughter (1924)
F M Mayor
"The most exquisitely written, delicate, passionately felt and haunting book I have ever read."
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Dream On (1997)
Gilda O'Neill
"A sharp eye, a warm heart and a gift for storytelling."
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Sentimental Journey (1997)
Juliette Mead
"Strong, vital and absorbing."
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An Empty Room (2003)
Talitha Stevenson
"An Empty Room tells us something significant about the furies and hurts of first love."
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Neptune's Daughter (2005)
Beryl Kingston
"As warm and astute as ever, Beryl Kingston puts her finger on a contemporary dilemma."
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Vanishing Point (2005)
Carol Smith
"A gripping and beautifully constructed story."
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Beachcombing (2009)
Maggie Dana
"A sparklingly attractive novel written with humour, brio and a refreshing unsentimentality."
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Drowning Rose (2011)
Marika Cobbold
"A sharp, funny and dazzlingly clever novel ... but, don't be misled by its exuberance, there is a serious purpose at its heart - and courage in tackling one of society's most enduring myths..."
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The Second Child (2018)
Caroline Bond
"Caroline Bond takes a complex situation and has written a thoughtful, wrenching and, at times, tear-jerking novel."
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The Hour of Separation (2018)
Katharine McMahon
"Intense and emotional, The Hour of Separation takes us deep into the shadows cast by violence and conflict. Terrific."

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