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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.
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'
'Barbara's many bestsellers: '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'
'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.'
Publication date: 19/02/2009
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||19th February 2009|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, 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