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Daughters of Fire by Barbara Erskine


Daughters of Fire

Barbara Erskine


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Another intriguing piece of historical writing. Three women from the modern day get drawn in to the history of a Celtic queen and on travelling to the site of where she lived find themselves haunted by her very real presence.



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Daughters of Fire by Barbara Erskine

Two thousand years ago, as the Romans invade Britannia, the princess who will become the powerful queen of the great tribe of the Brigantes, watches the enemies of her people come ever closer. Cartimandua's world is, from the start, a maelstrom of love and conflict; revenge and retribution.

In the present day, Edinburgh-based historian, Viv Lloyd Rees, has immersed herself in the legends surrounding the Celtic queen. She has written a book and is working on a dramatisation of the young queen's life with the help of actress, Pat Hebden.

Cartimandua's life takes one unexpected turn after another as tragedy changes the course of her future. But the young queen has formidable enemies – among them Venutios, her childhood sparring partner, and Medb, a woman whose jealousy threatens not only her happiness but her life.

Viv's Head of Department, Hugh Graham, hounds her as she struggles to hide her visions of Cartimandua and her conviction that they are real. Her obsession grows ever more persistent and threatening as she takes possession of an ancient brooch that carries a curse. Both Pat and Hugh are drawn into this dual existence of bitter rivalry and overwhelming love as past envelopes present and the trio find themselves facing the greatest danger of their lives.


Reviews

‘Riveting timeslip novel.’ Fanny Blake, Woman and Home

 

‘A fascinating spotlight on a dark age.’ Bella




About the Author

Barbara Erskine

Barbara Erskine was our Guest Editor in July 2012 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

 

An historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of twelve novels, at once demonstrating her interest in history and the supernatural, plus four collections of short stories. Her books have appeared in at least twenty-six languages. Barbara’s first novel, Lady of Hay, has sold over three million copies worldwide to date. She lives in Hay-on-Wye.

 

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Paperback (b Format)
480 pages

Author
Barbara Erskine

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Author's Website
www.barbara-erskine.co.uk/


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  • Tue, 30 Sep 2014 @ 19:36
    Major crisis. Lost a contact lens. Spent three hours on my knees searching carpet with a torch. No sign. Bum!
  • Tue, 30 Sep 2014 @ 19:33
    RT @BoothsBookshop: Excited to have a brilliant spooky double bill this #Halloween, with @PhilRickman and @Barbaraerskine !!!
  • Tue, 30 Sep 2014 @ 19:31
    RT @SandieAli: @Barbaraerskine #Darkest Hour,. Captured from the very first line, enthralled throughout, very emotional at the ending, som…
  • Mon, 29 Sep 2014 @ 09:10
    RT @SandieAli: @Barbaraerskine #The Darkest Hour..Sensational! Floods of tears at the ending.. I love your books..I have them all in hardb…
  • Mon, 29 Sep 2014 @ 08:38
    Happy birthday to @caroleagent ! Forgot to take your card to London to post so it goes in the box today! Will raise a glass to you xx

Publisher
Harpercollins Publishers

Publication date
2nd April 2007

Categories
Historical Fiction
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ISBN
9780007174270
 


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