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River of Destiny by Barbara Erskine
  

River of Destiny

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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, Barbara Erskine. Set in Suffolk and spanning Anglo Saxon Britain, to the present day this absorbing story is perfect for a Summer read.

If you like Barbara Erskine you might also like to read books by James Long, Jane Johnson and Marion Zimmer Bradley.

Synopsis

River of Destiny by Barbara Erskine

An Anglo Saxon burial ground that must not be disturbed. A Victorian tragedy of forbidden love. And an ancient curse whose power grows ever stronger!

On the banks of the River Deben lies a set of barns dating back to the Anglo Saxons, and within their walls secrets have laid buried for centuries. Zoe and Ken have just moved into one of the barns, ready to start a new life away from the hustle and bustle of the city. To the outside world they seem like an ordinary couple, but underneath they are growing ever more distant by the day. And the strange presence Zoe feels within their home, and the shapes she sees through the cloying mists on the river are getting harder to ignore. Whilst farmers are ploughing the land surrounding them, human bones are found and when the police arrive it becomes clear that the remains are much older than first suspected! Are they linked to a Victorian tragedy the locals whisper about? And what should they make of the grassy mound which has remained untouched across many centuries, but has now been disturbed with seemingly devastating consequences?

Reviews

Praise for Time's Legacy:

'Marvellous escapist stuff
Woman and Home

Praise for Barbara Erskine:

'A riveting timeslip novel'
Fanny Blake

'Her forte is mood, atmosphere and the toe-curling frisson'
Elizabeth Buchan, Sunday Times

'Stephen King meets Ruth Rendell'
Frank Delaney

'Barbara Erskine's storytelling talent is undeniable'
The Times

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 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 Webb

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Book Info

Publication date

5th July 2012

Author

Barbara Erskine

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www.barbara-erskine.co.uk/

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback
448 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Books of the Month
Romantic Fiction
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Historical fiction

ISBN

9780007302307

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