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  • by Barbara Erskine
    £5.99 - 6.99

    Before you follow the path into your family's history, beware of the secrets you may find... The new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author.

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £5.99 - 6.99

    Two women, centuries apart. Linked in a place haunted by its history . . .Separated by more than six hundred years of history, two women are drawn together by Sleeper's Castle, a house steeped in memory and magic. This is an epic tale of forbidden love, cruel revenge and a war that time can't forget.Grieving and lost, Miranda has moved to Hay to escape, and slowly she feels herself coming to life in the solitude of the mountains. But her vivid dreams at Sleeper's Castle introduce her to Catrin, a young women whose gift for foretelling the future embroiled her in a bloody revolt against English rule - many centuries ago.An unbreakable connection is forged across history. Catrin is reaching out . . . and only Miranda can help. But time is running out...Sunday Times bestselling author Barbara Erskine returns to Hay in the year that marks the 30th anniversary of her sensational debut bestseller, Lady of Hay.

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £6.99 - 26.49

    A story spanning centuries. A long awaited revenge.In London, journalist Jo Clifford plans to debunk the belief in past-lives in a hard-hitting magazine piece. But her scepticism is shaken when a hypnotist forces her to relive the experiences of Matilda, Lady of Hay, a noblewoman during the reign of King John.She learns of Matilda's unhappy marriage, her love for the handsome Richard de Clare, and the brutal death threats handed out by King John, before it becomes clear that Jo's past and present are inevitably entwined. She realises that eight hundred years on, Matilda's story of secret passion and unspeakable treachery is about to repeat itself...Barbara Erskine's iconic debut novel still delights generations of readers thirty years after its first publication.

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £9.49 - 10.99

    A story spanning centuries. A long awaited revenge.In London, journalist Jo Clifford plans to debunk the belief in past-lives in a hard-hitting magazine piece. But her scepticism is shaken when a hypnotist forces her to relive the experiences of Matilda, Lady of Hay, a noblewoman during the reign of King John.She learns of Matilda's unhappy marriage, her love for the handsome Richard de Clare, and the brutal death threats handed out by King John, before it becomes clear that Jo's past and present are inevitably entwined. She realises that eight hundred years on, Matilda's story of secret passion and unspeakable treachery is about to repeat itself...Barbara Erskine's iconic debut novel still delights generations of readers thirty years after its first publication.

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £6.49

    Ruth hosszú évek után tér vissza szülõvárosába, Edinburghba. A középkorú nõ életébõl az összes biztos pont eltûnt: házassága felbomlott, otthagyta a tanári pályát, most pedig rég nem látott apja temetésére érkezik gyermekkori otthonába. Rá vár a ház kipakolásának nehéz feladata, ám egy alig használt szobában megdöbbentõ felfedezést tesz: rálel évtizedek óta halott anyja hagyatékára, benn pedig tizennyolcadik századi õse, Thomas Erskine naplójára és leveleire. Egy elszegényedett nemesi család legifjabb sarjaként Thomas mindig is tudta, hogy saját szerencséjének kovácsává kell válnia. Miután családjának nincs pénze a taníttatására, a haditengerészet és a hadsereg tagjaként járja be a világot. Leszerelése után kalandos életének és tehetségének köszönhetõen gyorsan veszi az akadályokat, és Nagy-Britannia elsõ számú fõméltósága, lordkancellár lesz belõle. Ám Thomas veszedelmes ellenséget szerzett utazásai során, aki élete végéig üldözi õt - sõt a síron is túl. Az új életcélt találó Ruthra marad a feladat, hogy megküzdjön az Erskine családot évszázadok óta kísértõ halálos ellenséggel, a tét pedig saját maga és családja túlélése. Barbara Erskine, a misztikus történelmi regények mestere legújabb mûvében saját családjának múltjából szõ lenyûgözõ és rémisztõ történetet.

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £0.99 - 12.99

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £4.49 - 8.99

    From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes an epic tale of love, passion and heartbreak.In the summer of 1940, eyes are focussed on the skies above the South of England: the Battle for Britain has just begun. But Evie Lucas has eyes for no-one but a dashing young pilot called Tony. Evie has a glittering career as an artist ahead of her but seems only to be fascinated in sketching portraits of him...Seventy years later, recently widowed art historian Lucy is putting the pieces of her life back together, and to do that she needs to uncover the mystery surrounding a painting in her home. As Lucy ties up the loose ends of one lifetime, she stirs up a hornet's nest of history in another. Suddenly, Lucy finds herself in danger from people past and present who have no intention of letting an untold truth ever surface.Some stories are buried in the darkness forever. Some are just waiting to be told...

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £6.99

    A captivating volume of over forty short stories full of love, hope, and fear, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lady of Hay.Barbara Erskine is a born storyteller. The tales in 'Encounters' illustrate her extraordinary talent for capturing the spirit of a place and drawing us into the hearts and minds of her characters. Some are humorous, some thrilling, while others are unashamedly sentimental. Old-fashioned love stories such as 'A Face in the Crowd' follow ingenious ghost stories, and in 'A Step Out of Time' the past and present come together, drawing back the curtain that separates us from our ancestors.No one who has enjoyed Barbara Erskine's best-selling novels - Lady of Hay, Kingdom of Shadows, Child of the Phoenix and Midnight is a Lonely Place - will be able to resist this gripping collection.

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £4.99 - 8.99

    From the bestselling author of Time's Legacy and Lady of Hay comes a thrilling new novel, River of Destiny, an epic story that spans Anglo Saxon Britain, Victorian Suffolk and the present day.Perfect for fans of Kate Mosse's Labyrinth.On the banks of the River Deben in Suffolk are ancient barns dating back to Anglo Saxon times - within these walls lie secrets that have been buried for centuries.New arrivals Zoe and Ken move into one of the converted barns, ready to start a life away from the hustle and bustle of the city. To the outside world they seem happy, but they are growing further apart by the day. Meanwhile the strange presence Zoe feels within their home and the ghostly shapes she sees through the cloying mists on the river are getting harder to ignore.Nearby, farmers are ploughing the land beside the river and human bones are found. Are they linked to the Victorian tragedy the locals whisper about? The secret of the grassy mound has remained untouched through history, but now that it's been disturbed, will there be devastating consequences?

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £3.49

    In her second volume of short stories, which follows the hugely successful 'Encounters', Barbara Erskine has created a compelling world of love, betrayal, suspense and grief.A biographer investigating a tragic death hears voices from the past drawing her towards the truth...A nineteenth century parson's daughter is caught up in the excitement and romance of a smuggling intrigue...A young boy from a deprived background finds his own haven in the wastelands of the inner city...Contemporary, historical, spooky, and humorous - there are over thirty delightful stories, each one guaranteed to capture the reader's imagination, and all demonstrating Barbara Erskine's unique powers as a storyteller.

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £2.99 - 15.49

    A Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller.Ancient secrets buried deep in Glastonbury's past - and one woman's quest to finally set them free.Cambridge, present day: Following the death of her mother, Abi Rutherford receives a mysterious bequest - a misshapen crystal sphere known as the Serpent's Stone, which gives her glimpses into mysteries long concealed by the church.Western England, 25 AD: A stranger has come to the chilly Somerset wetlands, with a story of hope and reconciliation. But he is being followed by powerful forces, determined that he will not undermine Roman rule in Britain.Abi questions what connects these ancient events and her gift. Why do so many people seem desperate to hide the truth?A dark shadow has fallen across the centuries, and a woman is in fear for her life. But is it danger that awaits her, or the final truth so long whispered across the echoes of time?

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £2.99 - 13.99

    From the bestselling author of Lady of Hay comes Whispers in the Sand, set in richly mysterious Egypt, where past and present collide.Recently divorced Anna Fox decides to cheer herself up by retracing a journey her great grandmother Louisa made in the mid-nineteenth century - a Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Anna carries with her two of Louisa's possessions: an ancient Egyptian scent bottle and an illustrated diary of the original cruise that has lain unread for over a hundred years.As she follows in Louisa's footsteps, Anna discovers in the diary a wonderful Victorian love story - and the chilling secret of the little glass bottle. Meanwhile two men from the tour party develop an unfriendly rivalry for her attention, while showing a disturbing interest in Louisa's mementoes. Most frightening of all, Anna finds herself the victim of a spectral presence that grows in strength and threat as the dramatic stories from three different eras intertwine in a terrifying climax.

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £4.49

    A spine-tingling collection of haunting tales, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lady of Hay.Sands of Time features two intriguing stories that pick up the fortunes of characters from Whispers in the Sand, Barbara Erskine's captivating Egyptian novel. Still haunted by ancient mysteries, and the subject of dark intentions, Anna and Louisa must once more do battle with the past in order to survive the present.Alongside these are a host of other tales, all with a touch of the unexpected. A happily married woman has an affair - with a man who died in the First World War. Who is the little girl on the swing in the garden - and why does only Charlotte see her? And how does a traveller find herself transported suddenly from her airplane seat to the snowy Canadian wasteland below?Suspense, romance, passion, unexpected echoes of the past - vintage Barbara Erskine, and storytelling at its most compelling.

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £4.49 - 9.49

    From the three million copy bestselling author of Lady of Hay comes the big new novel by the bestselling author of WHISPERS IN THE SAND is a gripping tale of witchcraft and romance, past and present, as her modern-day characters are caught up in a battle that has been raging for hundreds of years.The parish of Manningtree and Mistley has a dark history. In 1644, Cromwell's Witchfinder General tortured scores of women there, including Liza the herbalist, whose cottage still stands. Some say the spirits of his victims still haunt the old shop on the High Street...Emma Dickson gave up her high-flying career to live in Liza's cottage, but as Halloween approaches, visions of a terrible past are driving her to madness. In despair, Emma turns to the local rector for help, but he, too, is in the grip of something inexplicably dangerous...

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £3.99

    Stunning repackage of the story of a woman trapped in the wrong time. Abandoned by her twentieth century lover, she plots a terrible revenge on him and his family.Adam Craig is fourteen when he meets Brid near an isolated Celtic stone in the wild Scottish Highlands - he is fascinated by her exotic, gypsy-like dress and strange attitudes. They become friends, and, in time, passionate lovers. She leads him, unsuspecting, into the sixth century, where she has mastered the ancient mysteries and dangerous magic of the Druids.In her obsession with Adam, Brid is seen as a traitor by her people, only escaping death by following Adam to Edinburgh, when he leaves home to study medicine.As the years pass he makes new friends and finds new love. But Brid is consumed by jealousy and haunts him like an evil shadow, until, fifty years on, Adam's granddaughter helps him discover the secret that will free them from the terror of Brid's curse.

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £5.49 - 9.99

    When Joss, an adopted child, discovers that her real mother has left the beautiful family home, Belheddon Hall, to her, she is thrilled, until she discovers that the Hall is haunted by a presence which will not tolerate husbands or sons living in the house.Joss Grant is eager to begin a new life when she inherits Belheddon Hall. She brings her husband, Luke, and their small son, Tom, to the dilapidated house, and sets about discovering her family roots.But not long after they move in, Tom wakes screaming at night. Joss hears echoing voices and senses an invisible presence watching her from the shadows. Are they spirits from the past? As she learns, with mounting horror, of Belheddon's tragic history, she realises that both her family and her own sanity are at the mercy of a violent and powerful energy that seems beyond anyone's control.

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £0.00 - 10.49

    Beautiful repackage of this Barbara Erskine classic, the story of a remarkable mediaeval noblewoman whose life shaped the history of three crownsThe child whose hands would hold three crowns is born in fire.In 1218 an extraordinary princess is born. Her mystical powers and unquenchable spirit will alter the course of history.Raised by her fiercely Welsh nurse to support the Celtic cause against the predatory English king, Princess Eleyne is taught to worship the old gods and to look into the future and the past. However, unable to identify time and place in her terrifying visions, she is powerless to avert forthcoming tragedy...Despite impassioned resistance, Eleyne's world is shaped by powerful men - but her tempestuous life and loves tie her to the destinies of England, Scotland and Wales...

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £2.99 - 8.46

    Beautifully repacked edition of this stunning novel of contemporary and historical betrayal and revenge, from the author of LADY OF HAYAfter a broken love affair, biographer Kate Kennedy retires to a remote cottage on the wild Essex coast to work on her new book, until her landlord's daughter uncovers a Roman site nearby and long-buried passions are unleashed...In her lonely cottage, Kate is terrorized by mysterious forces. What do these ghosts want? Should the truth about the violent events of long ago be exposed or remain concealed? Kate must struggle for her life against earthbound spirits and ancient curses as hate, jealousy, revenge and passion do battle across the centuries...

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £6.49 - 26.49

    Barbara Erskine's classic bestseller, the successor to Lady of Hay, at last available as a HarperCollins paperback.In a childless and unhappy marriage, Clare Royland is rich and beautiful - but lonely. And fueling her feelings of isolation is a strange, growing fascination with an ancestress from the distant past. Troubled by haunting inexplicable dreams that terrify - but also powerfully compel - her, Clare is forced to look back through the centuries for answers.In 1306, Scotland is at war. Isobel, Countess of Buchan, faces fear and the prospect of untimely death as the fighting surrounds her. But passionate and headstrong, her trials escalate when she is persecuted for her part in crowning Robert the Bruce, her lover.Duncairn, Isobel's home and Clare's beloved heritage, becomes a battleground for passions that span the centuries. As husband Paul's recklessness threatens their security, Clare must fight to save Duncairn, and to save herself from the powers of Isobel...

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £5.99

    The powerful new timeslip novel from the worldwide bestselling author of Lady in Hay, in which the fate of a young woman becomes entwined with the extraordinary history of a Celtic princess.When Jess is attacked by someone she once trusted, she flees to her sister's house in the Welsh borders to recuperate. There, she is disturbed by the cries of a mysterious child.Two thousand years before, the same valley is the site of a great battle between Caratacus, king of the Brtitish tribes, and the invading Romans. The proud king is captured and taken as a prisoner to Rome with his wife and daughter, the princess Eigon.Jess is inexorably drawn to investigate Eigon's story, and as the Welsh cottage is no longer a peaceful sanctuary she decides to visit Rome. There lie the connections that will reveal Eigon's astonishing life - and which threaten to reawaken Jess's own tormentor...Barbara Erskine's ability to weave together the past and the present makes this a tremendous novel of Roman and Celtic history, passion and intrigue.

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £5.49 - 8.99

    The sweeping new novel from the bestselling author of 'Hiding From the Light' and 'Whispers in the Sand' switches between Roman Britain and the present day where history dramatically impacts on the lives of three women.The Romans are landing in Britannia...Cartimandua, the young woman destined to rule the great Brigantes tribe, watches the invaders come ever closer. Her life has always been a maelstrom of love, conflict and revenge, but it only becomes more turbulent and complicated with power. Her political skills are threatened by her personal choices, and Cartimandua finds she has made formidable enemies on all sides as she faces a decision which will change the futures of all around her.In the present day, historian Viv Lloyd Rees has immersed herself in the legends surrounding the Celtic queen. Viv struggles to hide her visions of Cartimandua and her conviction that they are real. But her obsession becomes more persistent when she finds an ancient brooch that carries a curse. Bitter rivalries and overwhelming passions are reawakened as past envelops present and Viv finds herself in the greatest danger of her life.

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £5.49

    All egy regi haz a walesi Hay kozeleben, amely osi, mint a szikla, amibol epitettek. A csodakat es tragikus emlekeket orzo, Alvokastely neven ismert epulet tiltott szerelemrol, kegyetlen bosszurol es veraztatta csatamezokrol mesel... Az illusztratorkent dolgozo Miranda szerelme halala utan ugy erzi, levegovaltozasra van szuksege, ezert elfogadja egy ismerose meghivasat, es egy evre a Hay kornyeki dombvidekre koltozik. A vadregenyes taj, a bubajos kert es az osregi epulet hatasara a fiatal no gyasza lassan enyhulni kezd, ejszakankent azonban ujra es ujra felkavaro almokat lat egy lanyrol, aki evszazadokkal korabban elt ugyanezen a helyen. Catrin egy jovendomondo bard egyetlen gyermeke, aki maga is rendelkezik a jovobe latas kepessegevel. Egy ideje nyugtalanito latomasok gyotrik a kibontakozoban levo walesi fuggetlensegi harcokkal kapcsolatban; arulast lat, elkeseredett kuzdelmeket es merhetetlen szenvedest. Catrin tudasa megvaltoztathatja a haboru kimenetelet, es ezzel masok is tisztaban vannak. A lany elete veszelyben forog, egyedul Miranda segithetne rajta... de fogytan az ido. A tortenelmi regenyek koronazatlan kiralynoje, Barbara Erskine harminc evvel elso sikerkonyve, a Hay varanak asszonya megjelenese utan visszater Wales titokzatos videkere, hogy ujabb lenyugozo tortenettel varazsolja el a mufaj rajongoit.

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £5.49

    Egy ujabb lebilincselo alkotas a tortenelmi regenyek nagymesteretol. Egy angolszasz sirdomb, melyet osi atok ved. Egy tiltott szerelem remregenybe illo tragediaja. Az eredendo gonosz, mely minden nappal egyre erosebb lesz... Zoe es Ken - menekulve a nagyvaros zajatol es forgatagatol - a suffolki Deben folyo partjan kezd uj eletet egy kenyelmes csaladi hazza alakitott egykori pajtaban, melynek alapjait meg az angolszasz idokben vetettek meg. A haz falai kozt azonban evszazados titkok kisertenek. A fiatalok a kulvilag szemeben tokeletes parnak tunnek, am valojaban minden nappal tavolabb kerulnek egymastol. Raadasul Zoe furcsa jelenletet erez otthonaban, mikozben a folyon gomolygo kodbol kiserteties alakok rajzolodnak ki, amelyekrol egyre nehezebb nem tudomast venni. Ha mindez nem lenne eleg, a kozeli foldek melyerol emberi csontok kerulnek elo, es azonnal talalgatas kezdodik: vajon kapcsolodnak ahhoz a viktorianus kori szerelmi tragediahoz, amelyrol a helyiek meg ma is suttogva beszelnek? Mi lehet a titka annak az osi sirhalomnak, mely evszazadokon at erintetlenul all? Milyen pusztito erok szabadulhattak fel, amikor megbolygattak? A folyo kesz felfedni sotet titkat... Barbara Erskine a tortenelmi fantaziaregeny egyik legjelentosebb mai muveloje. Konyveiben sajat korunkat a kelta idok Britanniajanak esemenyeivel szovi egybe, sajatos atmenetet alkotva a tortenelmi regeny es a fikcio kozott. Kotetei vilagszerte az eladasi listak elen szerepelnek. A Konyvjelzo magazin 2015. oktoberi szamaban megjelent cikk: Kisertetek marpedig...

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £4.49

    Ujabb lebilincselo alkotas az erzelmes tortenelmi regenyek nagymesteretol. Abi Rutherford otthagyja uj allasat, mert rendkivuli modon zavarja fonoke kiismerhetetlen viselkedese. Szereti a munkajat, egykori felettese pedig nyajas, tiszteletre melto ferfi volt. Kieran Scott viselkedese annal inkabb meglepo szamara, mert o a Szent Janos-templom es Cambridge novekvo egyhazkozsegenek lelkesze. Tortent valami, ami melysegesen felkavarta a ferfit - ugyanakkor az egyhazi hatosagok reakcioja szokatlanul titokzatoskodo. Hosszu evszazadokkal ezelott egy idegen jelent meg Nyugat-Anglia baratsagtalan lapvideken a tortenettel, mely remenyseget hozott a nyomorusagban sinylodok szamara. Azonban elnyomo erok kovettek. Olyan erok, melyeknek eltokelt szandeka volt, hogy egyetlen gyenged pillantasu gyogyito se assa ala a Romai Birodalom torvenyeit es kulturajat. Az idegen azt mondta, azert jott, hogy megmentse az embereket. De talan epp o az, aki megmentesre szorul... Milyen kapcsolat allhat fenn e regmult esemenyek, valamint Abi es Kieran kozott? Miert probalja az egyhaz olyan ketsegbeesetten eltitkolni az emberek elol a tortenteket? A multbeli hangok vajon felelmet keltok, vagy egy hosszu-hosszu ideje rejtozo titokra adhatnak valaszt?

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £4.99

    Ketezer evvel ezelott a romaiak megszalljak Britanniat, es a hercegno, aki az egyik legbefolyasosabb torzs, a Briganti Szovetseg tronjanak varomanyosa, azzal szembesul, hogy a felelmetes ellenseg egyre kozelebb kerul nepehez. Cartimandua vilagat a kezdetektol a viszaly es a szerelmi fellangolas, a bosszu es a megtorlas uralja. A tortenet masik szala napjainkban jatszodik: Viv Lloyd Rees Edingburgh-ban elo tortenesz elmelyed a kelta kiralynot ovezo mitoszok kutatasaban. A temarol konyvet is irt, tortenetunk idejen pedig eppen az ifju kiralyno eletenek dramatizalasan faradozik Pat Hebden szineszno segitsegevel. Viv tanszekenek vezetoje, Hugh Graham, allandoan beosztottja nyomaban van, mikozben a fiatal tanarnonek meg kell kuzdenie a Cartimandua-latomassal es az egyre erosodo hittel, hogy a kiralyno valos tortenelmi alak volt. A lidercnyomas meg felelmetesebbe valik, amikor Viv birtokaba kerul egy kelta korabeli megatkozott melltu. Patet es Hugh-t egyszerre rantja magaval a szenvedely es a feltekenyseg, a keseru rivalizalas es a mindent elsopro szerelem. A mult ekozben atfedesbe kerul a jelennel, es a vegzetes trio kenytelen szembenezni a legnagyobb eletveszellyel is.

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £4.99

    Jess, a fiatal londoni tanarno eroszak aldozata lesz. A tamado szemelye ismeretlen, de Jess attol tart, valamelyik ismerose volt a tettes. A novere walesi hazaba vonul vissza, de ott sem talal nyugalomra: egy titokzatos gyermekhang riasztja fel almabol. Ket evezreddel ezelott vegzetes utkozet zajlott a szomszedos volgyben Caratacus, a brit torzsek vezere es a megszallo romai sereg kozott. A buszke kiraly fogsagba esik; felesegevel es lanyaval, Eigon hercegnovel egyutt Romaba hurcoljak. Jesst magaval ragadja a tortenet, es nyomozni kezd Eigon sorsa utan. A szalak Romaba vezetnek. Jessnek nincs tobbe maradasa a walesi tanyan. Az orok varosba utazik, ahova azonban egykori tamadoja is koveti.

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