Briefly, A Delicious Life

Nell Stevens


We send all orders via Royal Mail: within the UK, choose from 1st Class, 2nd Class or Special Delivery; for the rest of the world, International Standard or International Tracked. Delivery and packaging charges are calculated automatically at the checkout.

To collect orders in person from the Bookshop, choose Click and Collect at the checkout.

Pan Macmillan
22 June 2023
ISBN: 9781529083446
336 pages

From the publisher

'Wildly seductive'
SARAH WATERS - 'Exquisite' NEW YORK TIMES - 'Deeply enjoyable' DAILY TELEGRAPH

Blanca has been dead for a few centuries when she falls in love - instantly and devotedly - with celebrated novelist George Sand. George is unlike anyone Blanca has encountered in hundreds of years of haunting: a woman dressed in men's clothes, a ferocious writer, a passionate lover of men and women alike and an ambivalent mother.

It is 1838, and George has come to the island of Mallorca with her ailing lover, Frederic Chopin. As the weather and the locals turn against this strange couple, can the love of a teenage ghost keep them from disaster?

Briefly, A Delicious Life is a story about breaking convention, and about love - yearning, secret, forbidden, unrequited.

'Dazzling' Melissa Broder, author of The Pisces and Milk Fed

'A luscious, multi-sensory bewitchment of a book' Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies

'A shining work of art' Elizabeth Macneal, author of The Doll Factory

'Electrifyingly beautiful, exhilaratingly clever . . . sensual, original, intelligent and brimming with love' Imogen Hermes Gowar, author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

'Hugely accomplished' The Guardian

'A playful, otherworldly debut' Stylist