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Sally Beauman



Sally Beauman read English at Girton College, Cambridge. She worked as a journalist in America and Britain before beginning to write fiction. She is the author of six previous novels, including the acclaimed Rebecca's Tale.
Abacus

The Visitors

Sally Beauman
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Sally Beauman
Sphere

Lovers and Liars

Sally Beauman
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Sally Beauman

One frosty January morning, an exquisitely dressed, beautiful blonde woman sends four identical parcels to four different destinations: Paris, New York, Venice and London. But this is no innocent transaction and the woman is not the person she claims to be.Photographer Pascal Lamartine receives his package in Paris: it contains a woman's black glove, scented and disturbing. In London, reporter Gini Hunter, opens her parcel to find even more threatening contents. And, within hours, Gini and Pascal are assigned to a story rich in potential scandal. They must investigate John Hawthorne, the charismatic US Ambassador to Great Britain, and the rumours now circulating about him. If true, then Hawthorne's golden reputation conceals an even darker secret.Gini and Pascal find themselves trapped in a mirror-world where all evidence is suspect. But they cannot remain distanced, for this story touches their own lives, their brief passionate love affair, which ignited and ended in a war zone twelve years before. In investigating John Hawthorne, they must also examine their own loyalties, and the secrets of their hearts.

Sphere

Sextet

Sally Beauman
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Sally Beauman

Journalist Lindsay Drummond is about to re-make her life: she plans to move out of London, change her job, and above all, cure herself of her hopeless love for her unfairly handsome colleague, Rowland McGuire. Deadline day is Hallowe'en - but an encounter then with Rowland's friend, Colin Lascelles, a man much less innocent than he seems, quickly teaches her that the best-laid plans can go delightfully awry...In New York, actress Natasha Lawrence is also trying to rebuild her life. Pursued by a stalker for the past five years, still bound to her ex-husband, the celebrated film director Tomas Court, she retreats with her son to the precincts of the exclusive - and haunted - Conrad apartment building. But will it provide her with the security she so desperately seeks, and will she and her husband be able to lay to rest the ghosts of their past?Lindsay's and Natasha's lives become inextricably entangled; when the cast of characters gathers for Thanksgiving at the sinister Conrad building, anything can happen, for romance and retribution, marriage and murder are in the air.

Sphere

Danger Zones

Sally Beauman
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Sally Beauman
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Destiny

Sally Beauman
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Sally Beauman

One Evening in Paris, Edouard de Chavigny becomes a man obsessed. A wealthy, notorious womanizer, he is captivated by a mysterious young Englishwoman, Helene Craig, and knows that she is the woman he has been searching for all his life.But Helene is not what she seems. While Edouard offers her wealth, freedom and passion, she must weigh these attractions against the demands of her own secret life and her determination to exact revenge for the destruction of her childhood world.What neither Helene nor Edouard knows is that their lives are already linked, and that ahead of them lie years of public glamour and private pain.

Sphere

Rebecca's Tale

Sally Beauman
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Sally Beauman
Sphere

Dark Angel

Sally Beauman
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Sally Beauman

Halley's Comet night at Winterscombe in 1910 ends with a violent death which throws a giant shadow over three generations of the Cavendish dynasty.At the centre of events is the beautiful and dangerous Constance, who casts a spell - which may be a curse - on all the sons of the family.Following the destruction of two World Wars - and the passions, deceits and hatreds of the intervening peace - it is the coruscating power of Constance's personality, and the sinister secret at the heart of her life, which will determine if Victoria, last of the Cavendishes, is to inherit happiness or misery.

Virago

The Breaking Point

Daphne Du Maurier
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Daphne Du Maurier
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The Landscape Of Love

Sally Beauman
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Sally Beauman
Virago

My Cousin Rachel

Daphne Du Maurier
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Daphne Du Maurier

Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in making Philip his heir, knowing he will treasure his beautiful Cornish estate. But Philip's world is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and then dies suddenly in suspicious circumstances. Before long, the new widow - Philip's cousin Rachel - arrives in England. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, mysterious woman. But could she have masterminded Ambrose's death?

Virago

Three Weeks

Elinor Glyn
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Elinor Glyn

This hugely enjoyable novel, a scandalous success in 1907, is even today, startling for its enthusiastic depiction of female sensuality. One of Virago's trio of turn-of-the-century erotic best-sellers, with E M Hull's The Sheik and Ethel M Dell's The Way of an Eagle, it shows Paul Verdayne, the 'perfect young English animal', fascinated by a mysterious beauty at his Swiss hotel. Surrounded by tuberoses and tigerskins, 'the Lady' teaches him the arts of love, and gives him three weeks of tempestuous passion. Then, weeping, she renounces him and disappears, and amid high drama Paul finally discovers her august and tragic secret...