WorldCat Identities

Erskine, Barbara

Works: 85 works in 639 publications in 14 languages and 12,097 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Horror tales  Short stories, English  Short stories  Ghost stories  Anecdotes  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewer
Classifications: PR6055.R7, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barbara Erskine
Midnight is a lonely place by Barbara Erskine( Book )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Britain, a disturbed grave releases the ghosts of an ill-fated love triangle from Roman days and they invade the cottage of writer Kate Kennedy. As the horror of their deaths reaches out to her across the strands of time, it becomes clear only she can undo the treachery and curse which bind them. By the author of Lady of Hay
Lady of Hay by Marcia Willett( Book )

76 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joanna Clifford, a tough and independent reporter, is all set to debunk the idea of past-life regression in her next magazine series. But when she submits herself to a simple hypnotic session, she suddenly finds herself transported to the 12th century, reliving the experiences of Matilda, Lady of Hay, the wife of a baron at the time of King John."--Back cover
House of echoes by Barbara Erskine( Book )

38 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Joss Grant's family moves into an English mansion inherited from her mother, violent pinch marks appear on both her sons and Joss is accused of child abuse. But Joss knows the mansion is haunted, her two young brothers having died there. Question is, how is she going to prove it? A ghost tale by the author of Midnight Is a Lonely Place
Whispers in the sand by Barbara Erskine( Book )

41 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently divorced, Anna Coburn decides to cheer herself up by retracing a journey her great-grandmother, Louisa, a renowned artist, made in the mid-nineteenth century -- a Nile cruise from Luxor to the Valley of the Kings. Anna carries with her two of Louisa's possessions -- an ancient Egyptian scent bottle, and an illustrated diary of the original cruise that has lain unread for a hundred years. As she follows in Louisa's footsteps, Anna discovers in the diary a wonderful love story from the Victorian past, and the chilling, more distant secret of the little glass bottle. Meanwhile, two men from the tour party are showing a disturbing interest in these mementos, and developing an unfriendly rivalry for Anna's attention. And, most frightening of all, Anna finds herself the victim of a haunting, a spectral presence that grows in strength and threat as the dramatic stories from three different eras intertwine in a terrifying climax
Kingdom of shadows by Barbara Erskine( Book )

50 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clare Royland has been haunted by dreams of Isobel, the Countess of Buchan, mistress of Robert the Bruce. And now she has stumbled on a way to enter the past
Time's legacy by Barbara Erskine( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abi, a recently-ordained priest in the C of E, is appointed to a notoriously difficult parish. The priest in charge objects to her mysticism. Things come to a head when she begins to see visions and is accused of witchcraft. With forces of violence and threats of murder, Abi must battle these and her sense of a story being told for a reason
Hiding from the light by Barbara Erskine( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping tale of witchcraft and romance, past and present, as modern-day characters are caught up in a battle that has been raging for hundreds of years. Across the peninsula the mist rolled in, its icy fingers curling up the cliffs. Inside their houses people stirred in their sleep and children cried in the dark. The parish of Manningtree and Mistley has a dark history. In 1644, with England in the grip of a Puritan government, Matthew Hopkins, Cromwell's Witchfinder General, tortured scores of women there, including Liza, the herbalist, whose cottage still stands in Mistley, and Sarah Paxman, the daughter of the manor. And today the spirits of Hopkins and his victims haunt the old shop in the High Street, they say. Emma Dickson has given up her high-flying career to live in Liza's cottage, but now she is being driven half-mad by visions of the past; of Sarah's battle to save herself and Liza from the Witchfinder. In despair, Emma turns to the local rector for help, but he, too, is in the grip of something inexplicable -- something which threatens Emma. And, as the feast of Halloween approaches, Emma is caught up in a struggle that has been raging for centuries, as old enemies reach out across the years for their revenge. Can she stop the forces unleashed from the past wreaking their devastation in the present?
Distant voices by Barbara Erskine( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over thirty short stories with themes ranging from love, romance, loneliness, and grief, to betrayal, passion, adventure, and compelling suspense
The warrior's princess by Barbara Erskine( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A London teacher who has been attacked chooses to recuperate in the Welsh borders where she becomes caught up in the story of Eigon, a British princess captured by Romans and taken to Rome
On the edge of darkness by Barbara Erskine( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her obsession with Adam she is seen as a traitor by her people following Adam to Edinburgh when he leaves home to study medicine. As the years pass Adam makes new friends and finds new love. When Brid finally tracks him down he is consumed by a violent rage that knows no bounds. For fifty years, from Scotland to England and then to Wales, Brid will haunt Adam like an evil shadow. It is finally Adam's grand daughter, Beth, who helps him discover the secret that will free them from the terror of Brid's curse
Daughters of fire by Barbara Erskine( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two thousand years ago, as the Romans invade Britannia, the princess who will become the powerful queen of the great tribe of the Brigantes, watches the enemies of her people come ever closer. Cartimandua's world is, from the start, a maelstrom of love and conflict; revenge and retribution. In the present day, Edinburgh-based historian, Viv Lloyd Rees, has immersed herself in the legends surrounding the Celtic queen. She has written a book and is working on a dramatisation of the young queen's life with the help of actress, Pat Hebden. Cartimandua's life takes one unexpected turn after another as tragedy changes the course of her future. But the young queen has formidable enemies - among them Venutios, her childhood sparring partner, and Medb, a woman whose jealousy threatens not only her happiness but her life. Viv's Head of Department, Hugh Graham, hounds her as she struggles to hide her visions of Cartimandua and her conviction that they are real. Her obsession grows ever more persistent and threatening as she takes possession of an ancient brooch that carries a curse. Both Pat and Hugh are drawn into this dual existence of bitter rivalry and overwhelming love as past envelopes present and the trio find themselves facing the greatest danger of their lives
Sands of time by Barbara Erskine( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories from Barbara Erskine
The darkest hour by Barbara Erskine( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes an epic tale of love, passion and heartbreak. Love is as uncertain and as untameable as war ... 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 ahead of her but seems to be wasting her time sketching endless portraits of Tony. She wants his parents to have something to remember him by in case it all goes wrong in the war ... Seventy years later, and recently widowed art historian Lucy is trying to put the pieces of her life back together. And in order to do that, Lucy needs to uncover the mystery surrounding a painting in her home. But as she accidentally ends up stirring up a hornet's nest of history which has been deliberately obliterated, Lucy finds herself in danger from people past and present who have no intention of letting an untold truth ever surface."--
Child of the phoenix Barbara Erskine by Barbara Erskine( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful repackage of this Barbara Erskine classic, the story of a remarkable mediaeval noblewoman whose life shaped the history of three crowns
Encounters by Barbara Erskine( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These short stories illustrate Barbara Erskine's extraordinary talent for capturing the spirit of a place and drawing us into the hearts and minds of her characters. There are humour, thrills and sentiment in this delightful collection
House of echoes by Barbara Erskine( Recording )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Joss inherits Belheddon Hall she discovers that there is a curse on both the house and her family. She must solve the centuries-old curse to save her family
Daughters of fire by Barbara Erskine( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian and university lecturer, Viv Lloyd Rees resigns from her university post when the BBC express interest in making a programme based on her book on Cartimandua, Celtic queen of the Brigantes and peer of Boudicea
Whispers in the sand by Barbara Erskine( Recording )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the mid-nineteenth century Anna Fox's great grandmother, Louisa, a renowned artist, went on a Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Following a recent divorce, Anna decides to retrace Louisa's journey, carrying a few of her grandmother's possessions--an ancient Egyptian scent bottle and a skillfully illustrated diary of the original cruise that has lain unread for over a century. Within the diary Anna discovers a wonderful Victorian love story, and the chilling secret of the little glass bottle."--Container
Distant voices by Barbara Erskine( Recording )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographer investigating a tragic death hears voices from the past; a young boy from a deprived background finds his own haven in the wastelands of the inner city; and a young woman, struggling to choose between love or her career, finds help from an unexpected source
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House of echoes
Alternative Names
Barbara Erskine Brits schrijfster

Barbara Erskine englische Schriftstellerin und Historikerin

Barbara Erskinová

Barbara Erskinová britská spisovatelka

Erskina, Barbara

Барбара Ърскин

باربرا إرسكين

アースキン, バーバラ

Lady of HayHouse of echoesWhispers in the sandKingdom of shadowsTime's legacyHiding from the lightDistant voicesThe warrior's princess