Wild Lily by K. M. Peyton
  

Wild Lily

Written by K. M. Peyton

11+ readers   13+ readers   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

K. M. Peyton published her first book aged just fifteen, and has been loved by generations of readers ever since. She said once, “I write to entertain”, and Wild Lily will certainly do that. Set in the 1920s, in those breathless years between the wars, it’s a captivating story of unrequited love, bravery and personal catastrophe. Born into a wealthy family Antony is a reckless 17 year old when the book opens, obsessed with planes and flying. He is loved from afar by Lily, whose own background is very different. K. M. Peyton demands a lot from her characters in terms of physical courage, and it is Antony’s tragedy that of the two of them, Lily is the bolder and more daring. Elegantly and beautifully written, this soaring love story, will delight K. M. Peyton fans of all ages.

For more well-written, timeless love stories, see Eva Ibbotson’s recently reissued classics Magic Flutes and The Morning Gift. ~ Andrea Reece

A message from the editor, David Fickling "I have edited Kathy for nearly 30 years and I;ve loved every minute. Her writing is so good you'll catch your breath. In Wild Lily you'll jump out of a plane with her, you'll feel like you are up there, in the sky, heart in throat, staring down, wind rushing over your face...."

Synopsis

Wild Lily by K. M. Peyton

It’s the 1920s, a time of wealth and parties. Antony, the rich boy living in the great house on the hill, has everything he could ever ask for, including his own plane. But he has no love in his life.
Lily has nothing but love to give. Lily, 14, the annoying and scruffy serf, who follows Ant about and will do anything he asks, doesn’t even enter into his head until far too late. They grow up together and life happens, taking the two of them to places they never imagined they would end up.
Lily’s love for Antony is a powerful and unrequited love; stronger than life, death, scandal, loss, disability and time.

From the author of Flambards and more than 70 years since her first novel was published for a fee of just £75, K M Peyton sees her 70th novel published by the brilliant publisher David Fickling who also discovered Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

Reviews

‘..brilliantly compelling slice of social history’ The School Librarian on Flambards

About the Author

K. M. Peyton

Born in 1929 K. M. Peyton is a well known and well loved author of over 50 books for children. Author of the Flambards Series and A Pattern of Roses, both of which have been adapted for film, she was winner of the Carnegie Medal in 1969 for The Edge of the Cloud, part of the Flambards Series.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback

Author

K. M. Peyton
More books by K. M. Peyton

Author's Website

kmpeyton.co.uk/

Publisher

David Fickling Books

Publication date

4th February 2016

ISBN

9781910200506

Categories


Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools