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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: Historical, General Fiction
New and upcoming books
March 2024

Bonjour, Sophie
Two Mrs Lloyd
   1. Revenge of the Middle-aged Woman (2002)
   2. The Second Wife (2006)

     aka Wives Behaving Badly

   Daughters of the Storm (1988)
   Light of the Moon (1991)
   Consider the Lily (1993)
   Perfect Love (1995)
   Against Her Nature (1997)
   Secrets of the Heart (2000)
   The Good Wife (2003)
     aka The Good Wife Strikes Back
   That Certain Age (2004)
     aka Everything She Thought She Wanted
   Separate Beds (2008)
   Daughters (2012)
   I Can't Begin to Tell You (2014)
   The New Mrs Clifton (2016)
   The Museum of Broken Promises (2019)
   Two Women in Rome (2021)
   Bonjour, Sophie (2024)
   A Dashing Young Tiger Named Jack (poems) (1987) (with Scoular Anderson)
   Love & Passion (2013) (with others)
Non fiction show
Omnibus editions show
Elizabeth Buchan recommends
The Day We Left (2023)
Caroline Bond
"Sharply observed and empathetic."
The Babysitter (2023)
Emma Curtis
"A powerhouse of a novel in which character, motive and murder are deftly woven into a tense and compelling psychological drama. It's clever and it haunts."
The Walled Garden (2023)
Sarah Hardy
"Written with great delicacy and feeling."

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Anthologies containing stories by Elizabeth Buchan

Romantic Novel of the Year Award Best Novel winner (1994) : Consider the Lily

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