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Elizabeth Buchan led a double life for a while as a publisher and author, managing to successfully pursue both careers simultaneously, until in 1994 she became a full-time writer and hasn’t looked back since. Her first novel for adults Daughters of the Storm, was set during the French Revolution. Her second, Light of the Moon, took as its subject a female undercover agent operating in occupied France during the Second World War. Her third novel, Consider the Lily, became an international bestseller and sold over 300,000 copies in the UK alone. Her subsequent novel Perfect Love, was described as ‘a powerful story: wise, observant, deeply-felt, with elements that all women will recognize with a smile – or a shudder’. Against Her Nature was then published in June 1998, critically acclaimed as ‘a modern-day Vanity Fair…brilliantly done’. The Independent on Sunday praised the most recent novel Secrets of the Heart, which ‘recalls E M Forster’s Howard’s End…and celebrates human resilience and flexibility’.

Elizabeth Buchan has also had a number of short stories published in various magazines and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She is currently on the committee for the Society of Authors, and was a judge for the 1997 Whitbread Awards and Chairman of the Judges for the 1997 Betty Trask Award. Elizabeth lives in London with her husband and two children.

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If you like Elizabeth Buchan you might also like to read books by Natasha Walter, Sarah Blake and Irene Nemirovsky.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Elizabeth Buchan

The New Mrs Clifton by Elizabeth Buchan
The New Mrs Clifton
Elizabeth Buchan
At the end of WWII Gus brings back an emotionally damaged German wife, Krista, to his family home on Clapham Common, London. In a bombed terrace his house remains unscathed yet possibly unstable. His two sisters are at home, one...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017
The New Mrs Clifton by Elizabeth Buchan
The New Mrs Clifton
Elizabeth Buchan
One of our Books of the Year 2016. At the end of WWII Gus brings back an emotionally damaged German wife, Krista, to his family home on Clapham Common, London. In a bombed terrace his house remains unscathed yet possibly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2016
I Can't Begin to Tell You by Elizabeth Buchan
Reader Reviewed I Can't Begin to Tell You
Elizabeth Buchan
September 2014 Book of the Month. A major departure for Elizabeth Buchan for this is an espionage tale set mostly in Denmark in the Second World War. If you are wanting a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/03/2015
I Can't Begin to Tell You by Elizabeth Buchan
Reader Reviewed I Can't Begin to Tell You
Elizabeth Buchan
A 2016 World Book Night selection. April 2015 Book of the Month. A major departure for Elizabeth Buchan for this is an espionage tale set mostly in Denmark in the Second World...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
Daughters by Elizabeth Buchan
Daughters
Elizabeth Buchan
It is a truth universally acknowledged that all mothers want to see their daughters happily settled. But for Lara, mother to Maudie and stepmother to Jasmine and Eve, realising this ambition has not been easy.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2012
Separate Beds by Elizabeth Buchan
Separate Beds
Elizabeth Buchan
October 2010 Good Housekeeping selection. The best-selling author of The Good Wife, Elizabeth Buchan, is back with Separate Beds in which a couple whose marriage is on the brink are offered a second chance at happiness. But...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/09/2010

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