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by Elizabeth Buchan

Consider the Lily download ebook
ISBN:
0333588037
ISBN13:
978-0333588031
Author:
Elizabeth Buchan
Publisher:
MacMillan (1993)
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Pages:
480 pages
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1542 kb
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1450 kb
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Contemporary
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Rating:
4.9

Consider the Lily book. Elizabeth Buchan garnered both praise and a loyal readership with the bestselling Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman and The Good Wife Strikes Back

Consider the Lily book. Elizabeth Buchan garnered both praise and a loyal readership with the bestselling Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman and The Good Wife Strikes Back. Now her many new fans can discover one of her beloved early novels. It is the summer of 1929. The Hinton Dysart estate is dying from lack of money, and Kit Dysart, the heir, sees no way out.

Such is the moment between high summer and that cool displacement of air in the evenings which warns that the wheel has turned a ratchet towards autumn. the image of two buckets passing one another to illustrate the anatomy of power. First one king is up, then the other. So it can be said of the garden.

Consider the Lily is an interesting book written about a time that I was born into. I came a bit later but the effects of that era still lingered enough for me to relate to everything she wrote about. She wrote about the time with brutal honesty, exposing the rot and awfulness in relationships that was never allowed to be talked about or sorted out in that level of society. I enjoyed her writing style very much.

Elizabeth Buchan, née Oakleigh-Walker (born 21 May 1948) is a British writer of non-fiction and fiction books since 1985

Elizabeth Buchan, née Oakleigh-Walker (born 21 May 1948) is a British writer of non-fiction and fiction books since 1985. In 1994, her novel Consider the Lily won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association, and she was elected its eighteenth Chairman (1995–1997). Her novel, Revenge of the Middle Aged Woman (2001), has been made into a television film for CBS.

Elizabeth Buchan garnered both praise and a loyal readership with the bestselling Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman and The Good Wife Strikes Back.

Title: Consider the Lily Item Condition: used item in a very good condition. What can you expect depending on book condition?. Used-like N : The book pretty much look like a new book. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Consider the Lily by Elizabeth Buchan (Hardback, 1993). Pre-owned: lowest price.

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. strong imaginative power. wonderful sense of atmosphere' Joanna Trollope. Wonderfully stylish and absolutely compulsive reading' Penny Vincenzi

Elizabeth Buchan garnered both praise and a loyal readership with the bestselling Revenge of the Middle-Aged . Consider the Lily is a beautiful story of loss and renewal, betrayal and loyalty, but perhaps most importantly, love-that powerful force that can cause us to act in destructive ways, or lead us to the most unselfish sacrifices. As Harry so eloquently states at the close of the novel, in the end love can grant us a future. and the grace of a long, contented life. About elizabeth buchan. Elizabeth Buchan is the author of several highly acclaimed books of fiction and non-fiction.

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. wonderful sense of atmosphere’ Joanna Trollope. Wonderfully stylish and absolutely compulsive reading’ Penny Vincenzi.

Reviews:
  • Brakora
Consider the Lily is an interesting book written about a time that I was born into. I came a bit later but the effects of that era still lingered enough for me to relate to everything she wrote about. She wrote about the time with brutal honesty, exposing the rot and awfulness in relationships that was never allowed to be talked about or sorted out in that level of society. I enjoyed her writing style very much. She was poetic and eloquent in relating human lifestyle and the life of a garden and plants. I was first attracted to the book by a bit I read about gardens and plants and thought that I could now relate to this sensitive author!
  • Gigafish
The story starts a little slowly, by today's standards, but builds backstories on a range of characters initially. I considered abandoning it for a little while, but the beauty of the writing kept me engaged, and the story picked up. It's an interesting portrait of English country life between World Wars I and II, with changes in long held practices being introduced by economic and social changes. It's really quite well written, and I look forward to reading more of Elizabeth Buchan's work, as well as to eventually rereading this book.
  • jorik
This is not a genre that I normally read but it came up at an excellent price so I grabed it. For the price I payed I did not expect such a well written and good read. The Characters were well developed and the story line had some interesting twists and turns. I am not a romance reader so the genre is not really my thing, but If you are looking for a good read and an interesting plot, entwined into a drama and twisted love triangle, this is for you.
  • Orevise
Although I found this book a bit hard to get into, I persevered, and I am very pleased I did because, it was a most enjoyable read. There were a lot of characters in this book with a bit of a story attached to all of them just like in real life so it was an interesting book and easy to read. I've not read any of this authors books before so, I will definitely be reading more of them and hope they're as good.
  • Giamah
This is a haunting and sad book...the writing is skilled and evocative, the characters are interesting. But it is SO evocative that I found myself depressed every time I entered the stark and dreary world that Buchan so skillfully creates. Even the gardening bits failed to offset the general miasma of gloom that permeates this book, at least for me. Buchan is a fine writer, but this book is hard going, albeit beautifully written. It has a Bronte-like feel, but without the passion. And the ghostly elements left me unmoved, which is unusual for me. Read it for the fine writing, but don't expect a quick or lighthearted experience.
  • Nekora
Elizabeth Buchan’s books were my preferred companions for summer reading. However, CONSIDER THE LILY did not give me the lighthearted pleasure I was expecting. I agree with the like-minded readers that none of the characters are likeable, or even interesting and that a general sense of gloom dominates the novel.-- A greater difficulty is that the emotional knots are not satisfactorily resolved and therefore the story turns increasingly unrealistic and unbelievable, and leaves the reader with a keen sense of confusion and dissatisfaction. To mention just one: I hardly think anyone can understand Kit as he turns from his great love and starts a new chapter in his life with his neglected wife. He says that the past is over—but the way we read it, it is not, and perhaps never will be.-- Too many details were added that did not add to the story; at times one felt that the author wrote as if she were paid by the page number, rather than by the content.-- There are several incongruities. Just to mention a few: the phantom child is about five years old, so we are told, yet at one point she is working on a tapestry. There might be some five year olds who have mastered this delicate art, but after having spent 40 years in education, I have never seen such a wonder. - Sir Rupert’s death scene is worked out with great detail. I am sure there are some truly dedicated soldiers, who prefer to die in such a way, but most people while dying are not really soothed by reliving horrible battle scenes. We are told over and over again how poor Daisy and her parents are—and then are told about the astronomical expense of her “coming out” and being presented at the Court in the Season, but also about their trips abroad. How poor is poor? - Motherhood is presented through Susan, Hesther, Daisy, Ellen, as well as through the mothers of Matty and Simon—and all these mothers are more or less inadequate and unfit for the job. Could the author not find a single good mother in that huge crowd she introduces into her novel? Even Robbie, the surrogate mother, was merely efficient, but as is evident in her actions and attitudes, not really gentle or loving.
It is easy enough to find fault in any given novel, and most readers slide over the occasional bumps. However, this novel has far too many objectionable details and weaknesses; therefore, I can only give it a grudging two star recommendation.
  • Akelevar
this is an amazing little known book . it was obviously not very well promoted when it first came out ;as it was given free with some magazine or other a lovely read I read it twice ;good storey line and characterisation ,the botanical lines are not over powering but will be .....of interest to gardeners ;the book is a little treasure
Interesting and unusual plot. I'm fond of gardening and really enjoyed reading about plants, their common names along with their botanical ones. I liked the way that the heroine bloomed in much the same way as her garden. From a neglected and forgotten space the garden developed and florished. Given time and purpose Matty went from weed to Rose.