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The Warrior's Princess by Barbara Erskine
  

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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.

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Synopsis

The Warrior's Princess by Barbara Erskine

Jess, a young teacher in London, is attacked by someone she fears knows her well. Fleeing to her sister's house in the Welsh borders to recuperate, 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 determines 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, shedding light on a real but little-known figure, makes this a tremendous novel of Roman and Celtic history, passion and intrigue.

Reviews

Praise for Barbara Erskine The Warrior's Princess:

'An engrossing race against time'
Woman and Home

'This is one of the most gripping page-turners I've read'
Sun

'Barbara's many bestsellers: '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

'Erskine's novels offer the reader an intriguing and interesting insight into the day to day lives of women who lived many centuries ago, and whilst the story itself is ficiotn, the characters and places are mainly based on fact, as are some of the events that took place. Erskine is a great historian and by using thses facts in novels she is introducing many people to life long ago.'
Crimesquad.com

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

1st February 2009

Author

Barbara Erskine

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Romantic Fiction
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ISBN

9780007174294

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