Elisabeth’s Lists

A Life Between the Lines

Lulah Ellender

Published: 7 March 2019
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 336 pages
ISBN: 9781783783854

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Published: 1 March 2018
Hardback, A5
148x210mm, 336 pages
ISBN: 9781783783830

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About the author

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Lulah Ellender's writing has appeared in the Guardian, YOU magazine, EasyLiving and Green Parent, among others. She lives in Lewes, East Sussex, with her husband and four children. This is her first book. More about the author


‘[A] tender memoir... A moving, evocative read. Five starsEithne Farry



A perceptive and original first book, it is as much a meditation on the meaning of lists as it is a biography’ Bee Wilson

An intelligent and moving family narrativeSelected by Honor Clerk as a book of the year

Extraordinary... A love letter to the grandmother the writer never knew’

Go to your "books to read" list and place Elisabeth's Lists right at the top. It is charming without ever being whimsical and a vital voice as Elisabeth asserts her right to be more than simply a diplomat's daughter or ambassador's wife. A valuable record from a woman we are only now getting to know’ Damian Barr

‘A lovely read’

‘This is a hauntingly beautiful meditation on life and death’ PD Smith

‘Varied, revealing, sad and funny. It wears its research lightly but still manages to inform and delight. I expect [...] readers will thoroughly enjoy it’ Gill Davies

‘Vivid and atmospheric’ Martin Gayford

‘With great compassion and imagination, Elisabeth's grand-daughter Lulah tenderly brings to life the grandmother she never knew’ Elisa Segrave, author of

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