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It’s the spirit of this novel that makes it stand out. It is inspiring to read Peyton’s celebration of a sense of adventure, which, eschewing the epic, focuses instead on the person of a gardener’s daughter, who instinctively understands that a life lived to the full demands occasional wildness of heart.
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Synopsis

It's the 1920s -- cars and planes are new.

Lily Gabriel is scruffy and 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 is a striking, timeless coming-of-age story that reminds us that the untamed life is always worth living.
 

About the Author

K.M. Peyton is the highly acclaimed author of more than sixty novels, including the much-loved Flambards series, for which she was awarded the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. She has two grown-up daughters and lives in Essex, England, with her husband. You can find her online at kmpeyton.co.uk.
 
Published February 28, 2017 by David Fickling Books.
Genres: History, Travel, Romance, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Financial Times

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Reviewed by James Lovegrove on Feb 26 2016

The jump — a few precious moments of dizzying freedom and possibility — is the core metaphor in a novel of remarkable power, precision and compassion.

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Guardian

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Reviewed by Linda Buckley-Archer on Aug 13 2016

It’s the spirit of this novel that makes it stand out. It is inspiring to read Peyton’s celebration of a sense of adventure, which, eschewing the epic, focuses instead on the person of a gardener’s daughter, who instinctively understands that a life lived to the full demands occasional wildness of heart.

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