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Wild Lily

Written by K. M. Peyton

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LoveReading View on Wild Lily

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. ~ Andrea Reece

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

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...."

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Wild Lily Synopsis

It's the 1920s - cars and aeroplanes are new. Lily Gabriel is scruffy, confident and takes no nonsense from anyone. Antony is rich, spoiled and arrogant and Lily is completely and utterly - no nonsense! - in love with him. So join Lily as she falls...Falls in love...Falls out of the sky...Falls through time...And effortlessly, inescapably, falls into her future. Life is never what you expect or what you predict. But if you're lucky, you hold onto exactly what you need - a young and wild heart.

Wild Lily Press Reviews

Her best book yet  Telegraph

Just perfect  Jill Mansell

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781910989289
Publication date: 02/02/2017
Publisher: Stour Publishing an imprint of David Fickling Books
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781910200506
Publication date: 04/02/2016
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910989289
Publication date: 2nd February 2017
Author: K. M. Peyton
Publisher: Stour Publishing an imprint of David Fickling Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 346 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: Historical Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks

About 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.

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