Author(s): Barbara Erskine
An iconic debut. The perfect gift for Mother's Day.In London, journalist Jo Clifford plans to debunk the belief in past-lives in a hard-hitting magazine piece. But her scepticism is shaken when a hypnotist forces her to relive the experiences of Matilda, Lady of Hay, a noblewoman during the reign of King John.She learns of Matilda's unhappy marriage, her love for the handsome Richard de Clare, and the brutal death threats handed out by King John, before it becomes clear that Jo's past and present are inevitably entwined. She realises that eight hundred years on, Matilda's story of secret passion and unspeakable treachery is about to repeat itself...Barbara Erskine's iconic debut novel still delights generations of readers thirty years after its first publication.
'Barbara Erskine can make us feel the cold, smell the filth, and experience some of the fear of the power of evil men!The author's story telling talent is undeniable' The Times
A historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of ten bestselling novels that demonstrate her interest in both history and the supernatural, plus two collections of short stories. Lady of Hay was her first novel and has now sold well over a million copies worldwide. Her books have appeared in twenty-three different languages. She lives with her family in an ancient manor house near Colchester, and in a cottage near Hay-on Wye.