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An historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of thirteen 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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If you like Barbara Erskine you might also like to read books by James Long, Kate Mosse and Jane Johnson.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Barbara Erskine

Sleeper's Castle by Barbara Erskine
Reader Reviewed Sleeper's Castle
Barbara Erskine
A sweeping saga of a tale, linking the past and the present through two women’s dreams and a house that straddles time. This is the first Barbara Erskine novel I’ve read, for those that have been with her since the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine
Lady of Hay
Barbara Erskine
Barbara Erskine's iconic debut novel still delights generations of readers thirty years after its first publication. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/03/2017
Sleeper's Castle by Barbara Erskine
Reader Reviewed Sleeper's Castle
Barbara Erskine
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A sweeping saga of a tale, linking the past and the present through two women’s dreams and a house that straddles time. This is the first Barbara Erskine novel I’ve read, for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2016
The Darkest Hour by Barbara Erskine
The Darkest Hour
Barbara Erskine
March 2015 Book of the Month. What can I say about this fabulous book? That it is classic Erskine time-slip drama of passion and incident; that it covers the war years and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2015
The Darkest Hour by Barbara Erskine
The Darkest Hour
Barbara Erskine
July 2014 eBook of the Month. What can I say about this fabulous book? That it is classic Erskine time-slip drama of passion and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
River of Destiny by Barbara Erskine
Reader Reviewed River of Destiny
Barbara Erskine
March 2013 Book of the Month. Travelling across three time periods, Anglo Saxon, Victorian and today, and linked by bodies and buildings, this is as much a murder mystery as it is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/02/2013
River of Destiny by Barbara Erskine
River of Destiny
Barbara Erskine
July 2012 Book of the Month. History and the supernatural combine in this epic and atmospheric read from the bestselling author of Time's Legacy and Lady of Hay, ...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/07/2012
Time's Legacy by Barbara Erskine
Time's Legacy
Barbara Erskine
February 2011 Book of the Month. This skilfully crafted and beautifully structured book deals with a series of complex issues - religion, witchcraft, atheism, feminism and individual human complexities – within...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/02/2011
The Warrior's Princess by Barbara Erskine
The Warrior's Princess
Barbara Erskine
The powerful 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.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2009
House of Echoes by Barbara Erskine
House of Echoes
Barbara Erskine
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/02/2009
Whispers in the Sand by Barbara Erskine
Whispers in the Sand
Barbara Erskine
From the bestselling author of Lady of Hay comes Whispers in the Sand, set in richly mysterious Egypt, where past and present collide.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2009
Daughters of Fire by Barbara Erskine
Daughters of Fire
Barbara Erskine
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.
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 02/04/2007
Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine
Lady of Hay
Barbara Erskine
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of a much-loved bestseller, this new edition of Lady of Hay brings Barbara Erskine's eerie, atmospheric and utterly compelling story to a new generation.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2007

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