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The Landscape Of Love Hardcover – 20 Jan 2005

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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown (20 Jan. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316729426
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316729420
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 407,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sally Beauman was born in Devon, and read English Literature at Girton College, Cambridge. After graduating, she lived in America, beginning her career as a journalist on the magazine, New York. In Britain, she worked as an editor at Vogue, Harper's and Queen. She has written for leading periodicals on both sides of the Atlantic, including The New Yorker, The Sunday Times, The New York Times and The Telegraph Magazine, where she was Arts Editor.

Her first book was a history of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her first novel, 'Destiny', was sold for a record-breaking sum in the USA and the UK, and became an international best-seller. She has written seven further novels; they include 'Dark Angel', 'Rebecca's Tale' (linked to Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca') and 'The Landscape of Love', a novel using multiple narrators. Her new book, 'The Visitors', is set in Egypt and Cambridge in the inter-war period. It will be published by Little, Brown in February 2014.


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Deeply intriguing...the reader is right there in Suffolk, totally absorbed and longing to discover more, seduced by this most dynamic and alluring storyteller (Sue Gaisford, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)

The shift between narrators is accomplished and unpredictable . . . Beauman's plotting compels you to keep reading (Louise France, OBSERVER)

Enthralling and atmospheric story (MAIL ON SUNDAY / YOU Magazine)

Absorbing (Margaret Walters, SUNDAY TIMES)

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* Beguiling, lyrical and utterly compelling, THE LANDSCAPE OF LOVE is a tour de force from the acclaimed author of REBECCA'S TALE

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3.6 out of 5 stars

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Suzie on 3 Oct. 2006
Format: Paperback
This is a story of three sisters, the youngest strange sad little Maisie, the unusually named Finn, and beautiful, selfish Julia. I found the opening section, told from Maisie's viewpoint, confusing for the first few chapters as I was unsure who the characters were. Indeed, at this stage I thought the book would disappoint. The writing seemed to lack the compelling mystery of `Rebecca's Tale' (a book I long resisted, convinced that nothing could live up to the original, but it was every bit as mysterious as Daphne du Maurier's story and, I thought, beautifully written). But as the story developed I became quite fond of Maisie and her voices from the past. Then suddenly the viewpoint changed. I found this disconcerting until I got used to a different voice. It was not long though before I became intrigued, moved, and hooked.

Overall, it was an absorbing tale, improving as it progressed, building momentum towards the final dénouement. I wouldn't rate it the best book this year, but certainly worth a read.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By R. A. Brown on 29 May 2006
Format: Paperback
Sally Beauman's new novel, her first since the clever and intriguing 'Rebecca's Tale' is a magnificent novel that works on so many different levels.

Some might be put off by the title in thinking that this is a slight book or in some ways wishy washy.... Don't be!

This book captivates the reader within a haunting story about the lives of three sisters in 1960's Suffolk. The story moves to 1991 and we see the consequences of the events that have taken place. As the story unravels you find yourself reading a book that transends genre.

Sally Beauman has an intellegent and clever writting style that grips the reader in the mystery reminding me of early Robert Goddard and a narrative as rich and as personal as John Le Carre.

This may well be the best novel I read this year.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By spinkyjo on 20 Nov. 2012
Format: Paperback
The Landscape Of Love

I loved this book from start to finish. 2 years after reading it I still remember is clearly, it is beautifully written, interesting in its differing viewpoints and shockingly sad. Despite having studied the book over and over again, I was and am still left with the same burning question - which perhaps only the author will be able to reveal - why did Maisie do it?
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dormilona on 26 Dec. 2007
Format: Hardcover
Witty, literate, sophisticated, compelling, haunting, and multi-layered - so evocative you could muse for hours upon the significance of characters' names alone. Rigorously unsentimental yet intensely nostalgic -- in places it's an elegy to a lost world as heartbreaking as Verlyn Klinkenborg's Timothy: Notes of an Abject Reptile. The first section gave me the sense of having slipped back between the pages of I Capture the Castle and Cold Comfort Farm. In the next section, Beauman creates one of the most compelling males I've ever met in fiction....such a voice. Difficult to put down -- I sped through it, and now I shall have to go back and read it again, much more carefully, because it really is a plum pudding of a book, stuffed with subtle gems, most of which I'm sure I missed on the first go-round. How many books demand such careful, thoughtful attention -- while perversely driving you to rocket through them so fast you risk a speeding ticket? I can't think of many....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vintage Lady on 17 Aug. 2013
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I've just read this book for the second time and enjoyed it just as much. It was the first book by Sally Beauman that I read, some years ago, and it prompted me to read her others. Having given away my original copy I felt sufficiently keen about reading it again to buy another copy (although this is getting quite tricky as its clearly out of print (and no e-book) in the UK.) The story is intricately woven and the characters well portrayed. It's the kind of book which leaves you thinking about it long after you've finished reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fiona McAndrew on 3 Sept. 2012
Format: Paperback
Another fantasic read from Sally Beauman. My first was Rebecca's Tale and from then on I have been hooked. I don't like to give details of a story in a review, its your adventure now enjoy it with each turn of the page. All I will say is, that it's a beautifully written mystery. Believable and emotional.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Elisabeth on 12 Sept. 2006
Format: Hardcover
If you've enjoyed other Sally Beauman books you should like this one; the characters are sufficiently well-developed to tell the tale, without being so detailed that they spoil the twists and turns in the plot. It's an interesting story, and well written. A really enjoyable read.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Judith Lugg on 14 Nov. 2009
Format: Paperback
The Landscape of Love

This book contains throughout a sad, haunting air of mystery (as do many of Beauman's books). The descriptions of the beauty of the Suffolk landscape in the 1960's and the spoilage thereof since is truly great and leaves one with a great feeling of sadness for what is gone and cannot be retrieved. How one perceives the past and how it is seen by others is sharply portrayed.

This, of course, is really the main theme of the book and it IS a riveting read, but nevertheless I have only given it four stars as I do not believe that it is as good as for example, Dark Angel and Destiny, both of which are superb.

However, I recommend this book as an excellent novel and one well worth reading.
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