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May 2014

Sally Beauman - The Visitors 11.00am - 12.00pm, Fowey Hall Hotel, Billiard Room £12.00
From the author of Rebecca's Tale , The Visitors a sweeping epic set in 1920's Egypt against the backdrop of the hunt for Tutankhamun's tomb.

Sally Beauman 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 also written for The New Yorker , Sunday Times and the Telegraph Magazine, where she was Arts Editor. Her novels have been translated into over twenty languages and are bestsellers worldwide.

This morning Sally is in conversation with Professor Helen Taylor of Exeter University, discussing her writing career and her latest novel, The Visitors.

March 2013

Sally's new book, The Visitors, is due to be published in February 2014. It is set in Egypt. Publishers, Little, Brown.

June 2008

Baby God: Emily Brontë and Wuthering Heights: To coincide with the museum's 2008 special exhibition No Coward Soul, focusing on Emily Brontë, a panel of prominent writers will discuss the significance of Wuthering Heights and their personal responses to the novel. The discussion will include Sally Beauman, Stevie Davies, Helen Dunmore and Toby Litt.
The event takes place across the road from the museum at the West Lane Baptist Centre, Haworth, BD22 8EN on Saturday 7th June at 8.00 pm. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets £12.
Contact Jenna Holmes:
Tel: 01535 640188

Looking ahead: May 2007

Daphne du Maurier Festival and Centenary Conference.

The University of Exeter Special Collections Library holds a large archive of du Maurier family papers, and its School of English has been closely involved with this archive and the Festival. It is therefore hosting an International Centenary Conference, 10-11 May, 2007, to dovetail with the Festival so that delegates can participate in both.

The conference is based in Fowey Town Hall, at the heart of Cornwall, the county du Maurier loved and made famous through her evocative writing. Du Maurier's work will be discussed in terms of new critical and biographical approaches, and through the new insights made possible by access to archival materials.

Events include keynote lectures, thematic workshops and panels, a buffet lunch overlooking the Estuary and Harbour, and a reception hosted by du Maurier's three children at Ferryside, the house where she wrote her first novel, The Loving Spirit, now home of her son, Christian Browning. Keynote speakers include Nina Auerbach, author of Daphne du Maurier, Haunted Heiress, Sally Beauman, novelist and author of Rebecca's Tale, and Avril Horner and Sue Zlosnik, co-authors of Daphne du Maurier: Writing, Identity and the Gothic Imagination. Some speakers and delegates will be invited to contribute to a Book Group Day, Saturday 12 May, and to other Festival events.

This conference is expected to attract considerable interest, but because Fowey venues are small, places will be strictly limited.

27th February 2006

The Landscape of Love published in paperback.

January 2006

The Landscape of Love is published in America as The Sisters Mortland.

13th May 2005
The Daphne du Maurier Festival


11:45am-1:00pm, Du Maurier Theatre, Festival Village, £6.00

Sally Beauman is the best selling author of Rebecca’s Tale and five other novels, including Destiny, another international best seller. Her latest novel The Landscape of Love explores the nature of perception, the complexity of love, the dangers of art and the devilry of language. The novel depicts a powerful image of the English countryside and its decline, and tells a haunting story that grips from the first page. Today, Sally discusses her novel with Professor Helen Taylor, of Exeter University.

Sponsored by Ottakar’s and Du Maurier Productions.
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17th April 2005

The Sunday Times
Oxford Literary Festival, 2005

Event 114: Sally Beauman on 'The Landscape of Love'

Conversations with a Writer

10.30 am£8.50 Oxford Union: the Gladstone Room

Conversations with a Writer brings a small group of people together with a leading writer to discuss a recent book. The Landscape of Love is the story of the three Mortland sisters, sharing the summer of 1967 with their friends. Sexual longing hangs in the air of Wyken Abbey, their dilapidated family home. It is a summer in which the three sisters’ lives will irrevocably change. Sally Beauman’s beguiling and multi-layered story also explores the loss of England’s rural landscape, the complexity of love and the deception of memory.

Limited to 20 people—so please book early!

If you wish to pre-order The Landscape of Love to be delivered before 8 April, please contact Blackwell's Customer Services on 01865 333623 or e-mail to A 20% discount is available to attendees for orders placed in this way. UK postage for these orders is free.

How to book:

Prior to the Festival, up to 6.30 pm on Friday, 8 April
Tickets can be booked in person at the Box Office at Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW
by telephone 01865 305305 (Monday-Saturday, 9.30 am-6.30 pm, from 10 am on Wednesday)
by fax 01865 305335
online (24hr booking)

(Please note that postal bookings can only be accepted up to 12 March—do not post after 10 March.

From 12 pm on Saturday, 9 April and throughout the Festival
In person at Festival Box Office, Oxford Union, St Michael’s Street, Oxford.
By telephone: 07786 083797 07810 294614 07810 293986 Saturday, 9 April 12 pm-6 pm Sunday, 10 April-Friday, 15 April 10 am-8 pm Saturday, 16-Sunday, 17 April 9 am-8 pm.
NB NO online booking after 8 April

Also Event 119: Sally Beauman, Fiona Shaw and D.J. Taylor with David Grylls.

The Writer's Talent: A Blessing or a Curse?

Sunday 17th April: 2 pm: £7.00: Oxford Union.

20th January 2005,
The Landscape of Love

Radio advertising for Sally Beauman's new novel The Landscape of Love begins on Classic FM this week, with Juliet Stevenson (of Truly, Madly, Deeply fame) doing the voice-over. You can listen to the ad here. Stevenson appears on the Time Warner Audiobook edition along with Alex Jennings, and Classic FM will be hosting an on-air review as well as online activity including a first chapter giveaway.

The first review of The Landscape of Love has already appeared:

'Elegiac ... Sally Beauman is a skilful writer who manages a complicated plot with a magician's mastery' Sunday Telegraph

An extract will appear in this weekend's Independent on Sunday, with a further extract to follow in Woman's Weekly, while features and interviews are running in the Independent, Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, Observer, Irish Examiner and Sunday Tribune plus Red, Woman & Home and Sainsbury's Magazine. You can also catch Sally herself discussing The Landscape of Love on Radio 4 Woman's Hour (February 1st), One Word Radio, Saga Radio, TV3 Ireland AM and a number of local radio stations.

"Sally's new book is now called The Landscape of Love and, according to her editor, it is absolutely fantastic. I'm afraid that I'm unable to give you any specific details about the book yet, but I can tell you that it will be published as a £14.99 hardback in January 2005." Alison Lindsay, Marketing Dept. Time Warner Publishing.

The Fourth Aldeburgh Literary Weekend Friday March 4th - Sunday March 6th 2005
A preliminary list of next year's speakers at the Aldeburgh Literary Weekend follows:

Jon Canter interviews Clive Anderson; Sally Beauman on The Landscape of Love; Beryl Bainbridge on novels.

The Booking Brochure will be issued in January 2005.
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Persephone Books


On Tuesday March 15th 2005 there will be a Lunch to celebrate the publication of Virginia Woolf’s Flush; the speaker will be the author of the new Persephone Preface to Flush, Sally Beauman. As usual, the lunches, film and book group cost £25. Please telephone the office to reserve places for these events – they do tend to get booked up. Please email us, telephone us on 020 7242 9292, send a fax to 020 7242 9272 or write to the address below to book for these events or to find out more.

59 Lamb's Conduit Street,
London WC1N 3NB
Phone 020 7242 9292: fax 020 7242 9272