Destiny

Destiny

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By (author) Sally Beauman

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  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Format: Paperback | 1036 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 66mm | 1,200g
  • Publication date: 22 October 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1480444804
  • ISBN 13: 9781480444805
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,783,865

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Sally Beauman’s international bestseller sweeps across decades and continents to tell a spellbinding story of star-crossed loveEdouard’s story begins in London in 1940. At fourteen, he’s the son of a baron and second in line to a dazzling jewelry dynasty.Hélène’s story begins in Alabama in 1950. An only child, she lives with her mother in a trailer park and dreams of escaping her hardscrabble life.Their paths cross in France, and a brief, passionate affair follows. They are separated by fate, and that seems to be the end. But Edouard cannot devote his life to business . . . not before finding Hélène again.Destiny is Sally Beauman’s masterpiece about a man and a woman and their once-in-a-lifetime love.

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Sally Beauman was born in Devon, England, and is a graduate of Cambridge University. She began her career as a critic and writer for "New York" magazine and continued to write for leading periodicals in the US and the UK after returning to England. In 1970, she became the first recipient of the Catherine Pakenham Award for journalism, and at the age of twenty-four, was appointed editor of "Queen" magazine. Beauman has written for the "New Yorker," "the"" Sunday Times"," " and "Telegraph Magazine," where she was arts editor. Her novels, which include the" New York Times"-bestselling sensation "Destiny," have been translated into over twenty languages and are bestsellers worldwide. In addition to her works of fiction, Beauman has published two nonfiction books based on the history and work of the Royal Shakespeare Company: "The Royal Shakespeare Company's Centenary Production of Henry V" (edited by Beauman, with a foreword by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, 1976), and "The Royal Shakespeare Company: A History of Ten Decades" (1982). Sally Beauman is married to the actor Alan Howard. They divide their time between London and a remote island in the Hebrides. They have one son and two grandchildren.

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"For as long as it took me to read "Destiny", it became the most important thing in my life. I was riveted." --Dominick Dunne "Sweeping, sexy." --"Booklist" ""Destiny" sparkles." --"New Woman" "Sprawling . . . romantic." --"The Philadelphia Inquirer" "A sexy novel that pants: 'bestseller.' " --"USA Today"