With gentle but penetrating wit and insight, Elizabeth Buchan tells the story of
two women whose lives are separated by fifty years, but linked in a variety
of subtle and surprising ways as they try to make sense of the conflicting
demands of liberation and duty, freedom and necessity, and the labyrinthine
pursuit of happiness...
Elizabeth Buchan's previous novels include the prizewinning Consider the Lily, the New York Times bestseller Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman, and her most recent book The New Mrs Clifton, which was a Waterstones Paperback of the Year in 2017. Elizabeth's short stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in a range of magazines. Elizabeth reviews for the Sunday Times and the Daily Mail and is a patron of the Guildford Book Festival and co-founder of the Clapham Book Festival. She has chaired the Betty Trask and Desmond Elliott literary prizes, has been a judge for the Costa Novel Award, and she sits on the authors' committee for the Reading Agency. She lives in London.