Elizabeth Buchan: Living with grace

<p>Benedicte Page</p><p>She may not look anywhere near her age, but novelist Elizabeth Buchan is contemplating life in her fifties, and it's with satisfaction. Her career is established, with her 10th novel due out in June (The Second Wife, Michael Joseph), and her two children have grown up and left the nest, leaving her with precious "psychic space" for the first time in 20 years, despite mourning their departure.</p><p>It's a good place to be, she says, after some tough times. "I've been so lucky, I've got my beloved husband and family, but I have to say I didn't enjoy my twenties and th...

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