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Barbara Erskine

Author of Lady of Hay

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Lady of Hay 752 copies, 30 reviews
Whispers in the Sand 331 copies, 8 reviews
Kingdom of Shadows 312 copies, 8 reviews
House of Echoes 300 copies, 7 reviews
Child of the Phoenix 281 copies, 2 reviews
Midnight is a Lonely Place 280 copies, 7 reviews
Hiding from the Light 234 copies, 1 review
On the Edge of Darkness 222 copies, 2 reviews
Daughters of Fire 214 copies, 7 reviews
The Warrior's Princess 174 copies, 5 reviews
Time's Legacy 155 copies, 7 reviews
Sands of Time 130 copies, 2 reviews
River of Destiny 107 copies, 7 reviews
The Darkest Hour 96 copies, 4 reviews
Encounters 89 copies, 3 reviews

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Barbara Erskine says: I studied Scottish history at Edinburgh University and it was there that I began (and temporarily abandoned) my first attempt at a novel – the story which would one day become Kingdom of Shadows. Later while I worked for an educational publisher and then as a freelance researcher for books on art and history I began to sell short stories and to dream about becoming a full-time writer with a handful of historical Mills & Boons – a wonderful training in professionalism and in coming to terms with the horror of the deadline. At the same time while I was living in the Black Mountains near Hay-on-Wye in the Welsh Border March I started working on the research for Lady of Hay, at first as a part-time hobby and a barely formed idea, then with more and more urgency. Exactly 10 years after I first roughed out the story line, the book was finally published. That same year I found myself to my amazement and total terror talking about it on prime time TV and later doing a coast to coast tour of the USA. What had my dreams got me into.
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