An international bestseller—and a sweeping love story set between the wars.
In the 1930s, an English country house and garden is decaying. How is it to be saved? In love with Daisy, its heir Kit Dysart decides to marries the rich heiress Matty. Nervous and unhappy though she is, Matty is no fool and knows that her marriage is one of convenience and the house is full of ghosts. Summoning her courage and determination, she begins to restore the garden—and , suddenly, Matty finds that happiness is within her reach.
A haunting, passionate love story played out between three people, Consider the Lily is wonderfully stylish and compulsive reading.
'The literary equivalent of an English country garden' —Sunday Times
'An old fashioned novel in the best sense of the word' Chicago Tribune
'A gorgeously well-written tale: funny, sad and sophisticated' —Independent
'An excellent story... strong imaginative power... wonderful atmosphere' Joanna Trollope
'Superb characterizaton, an absorbing love story and wonderful evocation of an English country house and garden' Annabel
'Dark family secrets, ghosts, tragic death and doomed love... touching and unputdownable' Company