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 a narrative thread that is easy to follow and hard to put down. It is a book by a woman and, primarily, about a woman, but it is by no means ‘a woman’s book’. The themes are historic, universal and perhaps fundamental. A brilliant read.
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 sphere of crystal known as the Serpent's Stone which seems to hold echoes of concealed mysteries, long covered up by the church. Western England 25AD: 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. What connects these ancient events and Abi's gift? And why do so many people seem desperate to hide the truth? A strange shadow has fallen across the centuries, and a woman is in fear of her life. But is it danger that awaits her, or the final truth so long whispered across the echoes of time?
Praise for Time's Legacy:
'Marvellous escapist stuff
Woman and Home
Praise for Warrior's Princess:
'A riveting timeslip novel'
'Her forte is mood, atmosphere and the toe-curling frisson'
Elizabeth Buchan, Sunday Times
'Stephen King meets Ruth Rendell'
'Barbara Erskine's storytelling talent is undeniable'
Publication date: 03/02/2011
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||3rd February 2011|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Historical Fiction,|
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 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. Author photo © Karolina WebbMore About Barbara Erskine