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posts on 7/11/2006 11:23:07 AM I love her books and cant wait for her new book.I came across her books about 3 years ago in a local shop ,i didnt no which to get so brought 5 of them,ive been hooked ever since.my favourate is lady of hay and Child of the phoenix.you just cant put them down.you get so into the story its as though you are there you are part of it.all i can say is fantastic.
posts on 7/1/2006 7:21:37 PM I love Barbara Erskine books. They are absolutely amazing. I first read on the edge of darkness in 2001. Was totally amazed by it, couldn't put it down. I am looking forard to Daughters of fire. I have not read house of echos or sands of time, I have just bought Lady of Hay, Kingdom of shadows and Child of the phoenix. I love hiding from the light! and Midnight is a lonely place Can anyone recommend other books for me? similar to hers? I think most people who like barbara erskine books will like a book I've read called LAMIA by Tristan Travis, I like the way he writes, the book is very dark, but I recommend it highly - Tara
posts on 6/6/2006 10:15:31 AM Hi, I am from small village in Czech Republic. I love her books because I love nature and history of Great Britain ( especially history of Walles and Scotland ). I have read everything from Barbara Erskine yet and I am satisfate with them. Thanks.:-D



posts on 6/3/2006 12:55:14 PM I was introduced to BARBARA ERSKINE's work by a friend back in 1990. I read LADY OF HAY cover to cover in a couple of months, and then went straight out to buy KINGDOM OF SHADOWS. I have read most of her novels since, and my all time favourite is MIDNIGHT IS A LONELY PLACE. I'm looking forward to DAUGHTERS OF FIRE later this year as it features Kate Kennedy, the main character from MIDNIGHT IS A LONELY PLACE. Since stories that interweave past and present, and romance and supernatural elements fascinate me, I have spread my search to look for authors who write similar things. I quite liked DIANA GABALDON's first novel, CROSS STITCH, but haven't really been able to get into the others. MASTER OF THE SCROLLS by BENJAMIN FORD is also well worth reading. I couldn't put it down, and have just started reading his second novel, PORTRAIT OF SHADE, which I am enjoying.
posts on 5/19/2006 10:43:14 PM Dear Barbara, I have read your book, Hiding from the light. I lived at Mistley Heath as it was called then from 1938 until 1945. Our house was called 'Noradene' and is now Weaver's Cottage. As children from the heath, we played in St.Mary's churchyard. Then one day we ran around the church seven times and banged on the door seven times. From that time I have felt connected to the church and have written a story about it. I moved to Australia in 1972 and have revisited Essex three times. I wonder if you would be interested in my story? If so please send me an email when you have time. I had some very strange happenings connected with that church. Sincerely yours, Valerie Oates.
posts on 5/6/2006 2:06:46 PM Barbara Erskine's best work has got to be Child of the Phoenix - having read the Sharon Penman books, it was a great read to follow. I just think its a total shame that she says her publishers don't want her to write anymore historical novels like that. I went on to read her other books, loved Lady of Hay, and have just finished House of Echoes, awesome. The only one I honestly didn't like was 'Midnight' simply because the ending was so odd. I actually couldn't grasp what happened, and thought it was me, but someone else read it and said its as if she suddenly got bored with it and just ended it! What does anyone else think?
Karin posts on 3/13/2006 1:08:15 PM Well, what can I say about Barbara's books except wow. Absolutely amazing author. I have a few copies, but my favourites are House of Echoes and Hiding from the Light. I would LOVE to see both of them made into films. Hope this is seriously considered in the very near future
Sue posts on 2/17/2006 11:43:14 AM Hi Eleyne was the daughter of Llywelyn Fawr Prince of Gwynedd and Wales, and the daughter of Joan, illigitamite daughter of Prince John of England, it was a love match apparently although an arranged marriage for political purposes between Wales and England. For more read Here Be Dragons b y Sharon Penman. Child of the Phoenix is one of my top three books and I love Cennydd and the way she has brought Llywelyn to life in this book.
krisz posts on 2/17/2006 5:30:50 AM Hi all! I've nearly finished the above book, love it. I'm a bit confused though as this book refers to the kingdom of Hay etc alot so i was wondering if Eleyne is a descendant of Matilda or vice versa??? I'm confused! Looking forward to the new book!
Rosie posts on 2/10/2006 4:33:40 AM Aysegul Epengin Pank, which story in 'Encounters' are you referring to? It's a pity that none of Eskine's book was made into a film. Lady of Hay, which I've read more than 3 times, would be a wonderful film full of intrigues and romance. Anyone has an idea who should be Claire? xoxoxo Rosie
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