Lucinda Riley

Lucinda Riley is the internationally bestselling author of The Orchid House (published as Hothouse Flower in the UK, more than 2 million copies sold worldwide); The Girl on the Cliff (an instant New York Times bestseller), and The Lavender Garden (published as The Light Behind the Window in the UK). Her fourth novel, The Midnight Rose, will be published around the world in early 2014. Her novels have been translated into twenty-two languages and published in thirty-six countries. Born in Ireland, she lives with her husband and four children in the English countryside and in the South of France.

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The Orchid House

Lucinda Riley discusses how her own sprawling estate in the English countryside served as inspiration for THE ORCHID HOUSE.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never give up.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Lillie Langtry. An actress who also became King Edwards VII's mistress.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. 1) Empire State of Mind - Alicia Keyes, 2) Stand by you - The Pretenders, 3) You're the Voice - John Farnham, 4) Rule the World - Take That, 5) State of Independence - Donna Summer

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Jay Gatsby. 'Can I see your shirts?'

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Negativity and smiley face symbols at the end of emails

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