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Sextet Mass Market Paperback – January 2, 1998

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'This is a novel with a split personality, part dizzy romance, part dark whodunnit, a magical mystery tour of the hearts and minds of a very mixed bunch of people as their paths criss-cross from London to New York via Oxfordshire and Yorkshire ... Beauman spins heaps of seductive, dreamlike magic to weave the strands into a pacy, racy, mystical story where no conclusion is foregone.' - The Times

'A thriller which knocks you for six ... [A] peach of a novel ... The artful Sally Beauman plays extremely clever games with the staples of popular fiction, moving the pieces to make original and intriguing patterns ... Sextet is a hugely entertaining read, seriously romantic and with a terrific sense of -atmosphere. Sally Beauman's control of her complex material is absolute. She is an excellent craftswoman.' Kate Saunders' - Daily Express

'Beauman's better than ever in this sexy, yet romantic thriller ... A thoroughly entertaining romantic thriller that mixes a believable, touching love story and genuine thrills in equal measure ... A complex cracker of a plot with vivid characters and atmospheric locations, sexy [and] stylishly written Miss Beauman carries it all off with great panache.' - Good Housekeeping

'An accomplished thriller [with a] chilling conclusion.' - Woman & Home

About the Author

Sally Beauman was born in Devon, and graduated from Girton College, Cambridge. As a journalist, she has worked in America for New York magazine, and has written for the New Yorker. In England, she has worked for the Daily Telegraph, for Vogue, and was editor of Queen magazine. She has published two works of non-fiction, including The Royal Shakespeare Company: A History of Ten Decades; her previous novels Destiny, Dark Angel, Lovers and Liars and Danger Zones have been translated into over twenty languages and have been bestsellers worldwide. She has recently completed her latest novel, Sextet. Sally Beauman lives with her family in London and Gloucestershire.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) (January 2, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 055350326X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553503265
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 1.6 x 4.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,383,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Just to let everyone know before they buy this thinking it's a new novel. "Sextet" is the British edition of "Deception & Desire". So save some money and order that one. Enjoy, it's a great read!
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By A Customer on April 27, 2004
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I have been on the edge of my seat with all of Sally Beauman's books, but sadly, this one fell far short of my expectations. I had eagerly read the first two books in this series, and had expected this one to be just as good. Sadly, it was, for lack of a better word, dull. The 'loose ends' to be wrapped up just didn't 'work' for me, and I nearly put the novel down three or four times. Unfortunately, finishing it didn't make it any better.
Sally Beauman's other books are remarkable with hard-to-discover twists and turns. This book is simply not of the same quality.
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