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Elizabeth Buchan lives in London with her husband and two children. She began her career as a blurb writer for Penguin Books and, later, become a Fiction Editor at Random House. Initially, she juggled writing with motherhood and her publishing career but, after the publication of her third novel, gave up publishing to become a full-time writer. She has never regretted it.
Her books include: Beatrix Potter: The Story of the Creator of Peter Rabbit, a biography for children, and a series of adult novels. These include: Light of the Moon which took as its subject an undercover agent operating in occupied France during the Second World War and the prizewinning Consider the Lily which was described by the Sunday Times as: ‘the literary equivalent of the English country garden’. Her subsequent novels, Perfect Love, Against Her Nature and Secrets of the Heart were all widely reviewed .
Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman went straight into the bestseller lists and television rights were snapped up. Its subject – a middle-aged woman struggling, and succeeding, to get her life back on course – has touched a nerve, both nationally and internationally, and the feedback has been huge. Looking at marriage from a different point of view, The Good Wife Strike Back also featured in the bestseller lists for many weeks and was described by USA Today as ‘visceral and on the mark’. Everything She Thought She Wanted and Wives Behaving Badly are her latest novels.
Elizabeth Buchan has reviewed for the main national newspapers, including the Sunday Times, The Times and the Daily Mail. 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 l997 Whitbread Awards. Her short stories have been published in various magazines and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She is a patron of the Guildford Book Festival.
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