Consider the lily . . . waxen, exotic, doomed to bloom for its short, sweet season. Consider the rose . . . tenderly beautiful yet resilient, twining its way into the English garden . . .
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.
‘An excellent story . . . strong imaginative power . . . wonderful sense of atmosphere’ Joanna Trollope
‘Wonderfully stylish and absolutely compulsive reading’ Penny Vincenzi
‘A gorgeously well-written tale: funny, sad, and sophisticated’ Independent
‘The literary equivalent of an English country garden’ Sunday Times