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The 30th Anniversary Edition
For each new generation, the Talisman is the key to a fortune.

Edward - who inherits his father's looks . . . and his curse. Alex, his brother - whose quest for revenge will fuel an empire built on corruption. Evelyne and Juliana, the fourth generation - still haunted by the family's past.

From the miseries of the war years to the glamorous present, in London, America and South Africa, Lynda La Plante continues the bestselling saga that began with The Legacy. The passionate story of a family's lives and fortunes and the curse that forged their names . . .

'A torrid tale of love, intrigue and passion' Express

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Lynda La Plante's many novels, including the Prime Suspect series, have all been international bestsellers.  She is an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and a member of the UK Crime Writers Awards Hall of Fame.  She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2008.  She runs her own television production company and lives in London and Easthampton, New York.  Visit her website at

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