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Barbara Erskine

(Barbara Hope-Lewis)
UK flag (b.1944)

A historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of many bestselling novels that demonstrate her interest in both history and the supernatural, plus three collections of short stories. Her books have appeared in at least twenty-six languages. Her first novel, Lady of Hay, has sold over two million copies worldwide. She lives with her family in an ancient manor house near Colchester and in a cottage near Hay-on-Wye.

Genres: Historical, Horror, General Fiction, Historical Romance
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1996) : House of Echoes

Barbara Erskine recommends
The Quiet Earth (1995)
Elizabeth Harris
"Elizabeth Harris is a skillful writer, who weaves a spellbinding story."
With Hearts and Hymns and Voices (1996)
Pam Rhodes
"A gripping story which touches some very basic emotions... This is very powerful stuff."
The Knot Garden (2000)
(Knot Garden, book 1)
Gabriel King
"Gabriel King transports us to a magical, secret world of breathtaking suspense. I loved THE KNOT GARDEN."
The Greatest Knight (2005)
(William Marshal, book 2)
Elizabeth Chadwick
"A stunning grasp of historical detail... her characters are beguilling, the story intriguing and very enjoyable."
Miriam's Talisman (2007)
Elenor Gill
"Magical, riveting, enchanting book... so beautifully written. I went back to reread some parts just to enjoy them again."
The Coffin Path (2018)
Katherine Clements
"Spine-tingling... the scariest ghost story I have read in a long time."
A Pocket Full of Pie (2021)
(No. 2 Feline Detective Agency, book 9)
Mandy Morton
"The whole concept is so real. I loved it."

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