Sally Beauman is the author of the bestselling REBECCA'S TALE. First published in 1990, DARK ANGEL is her second novel and already international bestseller which has been widely translated and contains overtones of Daphne Du Maurier.
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.
A rich and engrossing read - EVENING STANDARD
Unputdownable - COMPANY
Compulsively racy - OBSERVER
Totally compelling - She
Sally Beauman was born in Devon and graduated from Girton College, Cambridge. She began her career as a critic and writer for New York magazine and continued to write for leading periodicals in America and the UK after returning to England. In 1970 she was the first recipient of the Catherine Pakenham Award for her journalism, and at the age of 24 edited Queen magazine. She has written for the New Yorker, The Sunday Times and the Telegraph Magazine, where she was Arts Editor.
Sally's novels have been translated into over twenty languages and are bestsellers worldwide.