WorldCat Identities

Erskine, Barbara

Works: 105 works in 759 publications in 15 languages and 11,789 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Ghost stories  History  Romance fiction  Paranormal fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Fantasy fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Interviewer
Classifications: PR6055.R7, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barbara Erskine
Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine( Book )

60 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,365 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."--Cover of pbk. ed
Midnight is a lonely place by Barbara Erskine( Book )

47 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,341 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
House of echoes by Barbara Erskine( Book )

44 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Joss, an adopted child, discovers that her real mother has left the beautiful family home, Belheddon Hall, to her, she is thrilled, until she discovers that the Hall is haunted by a presence which will not tolerate husbands or sons living in the house. Joss Grant is eager to begin a new life when she inherits Belheddon Hall. She brings her husband, Luke, and their small son, Tom, to the dilapidated house, and sets about discovering her family roots which lie in the village. But not long after they move in, Tom wakes screaming at night. Joss hears echoing voices and senses an invisible presence, watching her from the shadows. Are they spirits from the past? Or is she imagining them? As she learns, with mounting horror, of Belheddon's tragic and dramatic history, her fear grows very real, for she realises that both her family and her own sanity are at the mercy of a violent and powerful energy which seems beyond anyone's control."
Time's legacy by Barbara Erskine( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 642 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
Whispers in the sand by Barbara Erskine( Book )

47 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently divorced, Anna decides to retrace a journey her great-grandmother, Louisa, had taken. As she follows in Louisa's footsteps, Anna discovers a wonderful love story from the Victorian past, and the chilling, more distant secret of the little glass bottle
Kingdom of shadows by Barbara Erskine( Book )

44 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 606 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
River of destiny by Barbara Erskine( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the banks of the River Deben in Suffolk lies a set of barns dating back to the Anglo Saxons, within their walls secrets have laid buried for centuries. Zoe and Ken have just moved into one of the barns, ready to start a new life away from the hustle and bustle of the city. To the outside world they seem like an ordinary couple, but underneath they are growing more distant by the day. And when Zoe becomes close to local recluse, Leo, she finds her attraction to him undeniable. Whilst farmers are ploughing the land surrounding the barns, sets of human bones are found and when the police arrive it becomes clear that the bones are much older than first suspected ... From an ancient burial ground to a Victorian murder, Erskine will have you gripped as the mystery unfolds across the ages
Hiding from the light by Barbara Erskine( Book )

41 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why does the advertisement for the sale of Liza's Cottage turn Emma Dickson's life upside down with longing? Something is happening in the parish in which the cottage stands, a growing sense of unease and evil haunts Emma. How can the villagers defeat the evil before it destroys them all?
The darkest hour by Barbara Erskine( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 466 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."--
Distant voices by Barbara Erskine( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 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
On the edge of darkness by Barbara Erskine( Book )

36 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Craig is fourteen when, near an isolated Celtic stone in the wild Scottish Highlands, he meets Brid, whose exotic gypsy like clothes and strange attitudes fascinate him. They become friends and in time lovers. Brid leads him, unsuspecting, into the 6th century, where, training as a druid priestess she has mastered their ancient mysteries and powerful, dangerous magic
The warrior's princess by Barbara Erskine( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 417 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
Daughters of fire by Barbara Erskine( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 399 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 )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Included in this anthology is a brand new story that explains what happens next to the characters from "Whispers in the Sand". Barbara Erskine's collection includes more than twenty stories
Sleeper's Castle by Barbara Erskine( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women, centuries apart. One endless nightmare tearing Wales apart - and only they can stop it. Sunday Times bestselling author Barbara Erskine returns to Hay in the year that marks the 30th anniversary of her sensational debut bestseller, Lady of Hay. Hay-On-Wye, 1400 - War is brewing in the Welsh borders, Catrin is on the brink of womanhood and falling in love for the first time. Her father is a soothsayer, playing a dangerous game playing on the mixed loyalties and furious rivalries between welsh princes and English lords. For two hundred years, the Welsh people have lain under the English yoke, dreaming of independence. And finally it looks as though the charismatic Owain Glyndwr may be the man legend tralks of. In the walls of Sleeper's Castle, Catrin finds herself caught in the middle of a doomed war as she is called upon to foretell Wales's destiny ... And what she sees, is blood and war coming closer ... Hay, 2015. Miranda has moved to Sleeper's Castle to escape and grieve. Slowly she feels herself coming to life in the solitude of the mountains. But every time she closes her eyes her dreams become more vivid. And she makes a connection with a young girl, who's screaming, who's reaching out ... who only Miranda can help. Is she losing herself to time?
Child of the phoenix Barbara Erskine by Barbara Erskine( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 316 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 )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over forty short stories full of love, hope, and fear. Some are humourous, some thrilling, while others are unashamedly sentimental
House of echoes by Barbara Erskine( Recording )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 207 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( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 162 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 )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 142 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
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House of echoes
Midnight is a lonely placeHouse of echoesTime's legacyWhispers in the sandKingdom of shadowsHiding from the lightDistant voicesOn the edge of darkness
Alternative Names
Barbara Erskina

Barbara Erskine Brits schrijfster

Barbara Erskine écrivaine britannique

Barbara Erskine englische Schriftstellerin und Historikerin

Barbara Erskine escritora británica

Barbara Erskinová

Barbara Erskinová britská spisovatelka

Barbara Hope-Lewis Suurbritannia kirjanik

Erskina, Barbara

Erskina, Barbara, 1944-

Hope-Lewis, Barbara.

Барбара Ърскин

باربرا إرسكين

باربرا إرسكين كاتبة بريطانية

アースキン, バーバラ

バーバラ アースキン