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0007174276
Book:Daughters of fire; Barbara Erskine:2007 Book Daughters of fire; Barbara Erskine
Daughters of fire; Barbara Erskine
Author: Erskine, Barbara
Year: 2007
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: F
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Harper, 2007
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9780007174270
Notes:
Originally published: London: HarperCollins, 2006
This novel from the best-selling author of 'Hiding From The Light' and 'Whispers in the Sand' switches between Roman Britain and the present day, where history dramatically impacts on the lives of three women.
Extent: xii, 562 p., map, 20 cm, pbk
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0007513194
Book:Sleeper's castle:2017 Book
Author: Erskine, Barbara
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Harper
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2016 Hay-On-Wye, 1400. War is brewing in the Welsh borders, Catrin is on the brink of womanhood and falling in love for the first time. Her father is a soothsayer, playing on the mixed loyalties and furious rivalries between welsh princes and English lords. For 200 years, the Welsh people have lain under the English yoke, dreaming of independence. And finally it looks as though the charismatic Owain Glyndwr may be the man legend talks of. In the walls of Sleeper's Castle, Catrin finds herself caught in the middle of a doomed war as she is called upon to foretell Wales's destiny. Hay, 2015. Miranda has moved to Sleeper's Castle to escape and grieve. Slowly she feels herself coming to life in the solitude of the mountains. But every time she closes her eyes her dreams become more vivid. And she makes a connection with a young girl, who's screaming, who's reaching out - who only Miranda can help.
536 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0008195846
Book:The ghost tree:2019 Book
Author: Erskine, Barbara
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2018 Ruth has returned to Edinburgh after many years of exile, left rootless by the end of her marriage, career and now the death of her father, from whom she had long been estranged. She is faced with the daunting task of clearing his house, believing he had removed all traces of her mother. Yet hidden away in a barely used top-floor room, she finds he had secretly kept a cupboard full of her possessions. Sifting through the ancient papers, Ruth discovers the diary and letters written by her ancestor from the 18th century, Thomas Erskine. As the youngest son of a noble family now living in genteel poverty, Thomas always knew he would have to make his own way in the world. Unable to follow his brothers to university, instead he joins first the navy and then the army, rising through the ranks, travelling the world.
580 pages, 1 illustration (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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000818092X
Book:Sands of time:2016 Book
Author: Erskine, Barbara
Year: 2016
Language: English
Type: Book
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Harper
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2003 One of the highlights of this anthology is a brand new story that explains what happens next to the characters from 'Whispers in the Sand'. Barbara Erskine's collection includes more than twenty stories.
400 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0007280777
Book:Midnight is a Lonely Place:2009 Book
Author: Erskine, Barbara
Year: 2009
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Harper
Physical or Electronic: Physical
pbk
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This wins the Best Ever Book Title Award - and it's genuinely scary in places (especially if you're
31/03/15
booklover
0007302304
Book:River of destiny:2012 Book
Author: Erskine, Barbara
Year: 2012
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: HarperCollins
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: 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 lain buried for centuries.
486 p. ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0008180903
Book:Encounters:2016 Book
Author: Erskine, Barbara
Year: 2016
Language: English
Type: Book
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Harper
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: This volume features over forty short stories full of love, hope, and fear. Barbara Erskine is a born storyteller. The tales in 'Encounters' illustrate her extraordinary talent for capturing the spirit of a place and drawing us into the hearts and minds of her characters.
512 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0007280793
Book:Child of the phoenix:2009 Book
Author: Erskine, Barbara
Year: 2009
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Harper
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: HarperCollins, 1992 Princess Eleyne is brought up by her Welsh nurse to support the Celtic cause against the English aggressor. Her second sight is marred by the inability to identify time and place so she is powerless to avert forthcoming tragedy.
xvi, 915 p., ill., maps ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0007174292
Book:The warrior's princess:2009 Book
Author: Erskine, Barbara
Year: 2009
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Harper
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: HarperCollins, 2008 Fleeing to her sister's house in the Welsh borders after being attacked in London, Jess is disturbed by the cries of a mysterious child. 2000 years before, the same valley is the site of a great battle between Caractacus, king of the Catuvellauni tribe, & the invading Romans. The king is captured & taken to Rome with his wife & daughter.
547 p., map ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0007513127
Book:The darkest hour:2014 Book
Author: Erskine, Barbara
Year: 2014
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: In the summer of 1940, most eyes are focussed on the skies above the South of England. The battle for Britain has just begun. But young Evie Lucas has eyes for no-one but a dashing young pilot called Tony. Evie has a glittering career as an artist, and she wants his parents to have something to remember him by in case it all goes wrong in the war. Seventy years later, and art historian Lucy uncovers the mystery surrounding a painting in her home - and accidentally ends up stirring up a hornet's nest of history ...
400 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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A lovely story, well written. Will definitely be reading more of her books.
18/09/20
Knittynana
0008195862
Book:The dream weavers:2021 Book
Author: Erskine, Barbara
Year: 2021
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Mercia, 775 AD. In the grand Saxon halls of Mercia, King Offa rules with ruthless ambition. Aggressive and relentlessly acquisitive, his three daughters are destined to marry advantageously in service of their country. Eadburh, the youngest, is neither the cleverest nor the most beautiful of the three. But, with her father's ruthless spirit and the secret gifts passed down from her mother, she is determined to carve her own path in the world. 2021. Simon Armstrong has escaped to a secluded cottage on the English-Welsh borders, desperate to finish his book about Anglo-Saxon King Offa. But he soon finds himself disturbed by unsettling noises and visions. Calling in local expert Bea to identify the issue, Simon hopes to get back some peace - but soon Bea is as embroiled as he is, feeling increasingly connected to a ghostly presence that is growing ever-stronger in its desire for revenge.
499 pages, maps (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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