Sally Beauman is the author of the bestselling REBECCA'S TALE. First published in 1987, DESTINY is an international bestseller and has been widely translated.
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.
A page-turning mix of scholarly sophistication and mainstream wickedness - NEWSDAY
An international blockbuster - Sunday TIMES
Will make publishing history ... one hurtles through the pages ... the most talked about novel in years - DAILY MAIL
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.