Lady Of Hay by Barbara ErskineLady Of Hay by Barbara Erskine

Lady Of Hay

byBarbara Erskine

Hardcover | May 9, 2017

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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.
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 three million copies worldwide. She lives wi...
Title:Lady Of HayFormat:HardcoverDimensions:800 pagesPublished:May 9, 2017Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0008221111

ISBN - 13:9780008221119

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love!!! I found this book for sale at the local library and bought it on a whim, thinking that I might actually enjoy a book about a reporter in present day and a tie into the past. SO beyond glad that I took a chance on the book. Even though it was a long read, it was well worth it as you get sucked right in and it's so easy to fall in love with the story. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing. This book was recommended to me through Goodreads and I am SO glad it was. It is definitely a long book, but totally worth it. History, drama, romance, suspense - It has it all. It's one of my favorite books so far! I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Even my Dad loved it!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read This book was recommended to me by several friends. Not being a fan of historical novels, I bought it anyway. What a pleasant surprise. It is fabulous. Over 1000 pages but I could not stop reading it. What made it interesting was it kept bringing us back to present day. Then through regression and hypnosis the main characters are reliving their former lives. They are correcting old wounds from the past in present day. Sounds odd but it isn't and has a wonderful ending. I would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2014-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Closure Loved that the spirits of the past have been able to move on.
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I read this book over 30 years ago and enjoyed every page.  The cross over between the different centuries make the story totally grasping, therefore after 30 years, I plan to put this on my ereader.  Mainly Barbara Erskine is a fabulous writer and during this span of years, I have recommended it to many friends.
Date published: 2013-12-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Definitely flawed This book was ok at best. There was something compelling that caused me to finish it, but the characters were extremely frustrating and weak and the story was not believable. This edition was also riddled with errors which should have been caught in editing - there was either a spelling mistake or grammatical error on nearly every page, without exaggeration. I'm glad that I read it to see what all the hype was about, but I think effusive praise of the book would be misguided. Borrow it from the library if you want to read it, but I wouldn't buy it given what I know now.
Date published: 2011-08-09

Editorial Reviews

'The author's storytelling talent is undeniable. Barbara Erskine can make us feel the cold, smell the filth and experience some of the fear of the power of evil men' The Times'With Lady of Hay, thirty years ago, Barbara Erskine created a new, bestselling genre, the timeslip novel' Rachel Hore'I was mesmerised by Lady of Hay, and then by every subsequent title, without exception' Alison Weir'Told with such pace and tension that I couldn't put it down until I'd finished' Elizabeth Chadwick'Fascinating, absorbing, original - all such praise comes easily when describing Barbara Erskine's Lady of Hay. But perhaps the most suitable world is hypnotic' SHE'Convincing and extremely colourful' The Mail