Lady of Hay
by Barbara Erskine
Harper Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780007250868
Date: 03 February 2011 List Price £8.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
It's not such a surprise to see bestselling author Barbara Erskine in this column - there is much in her work that crosses genre lines and her deft weaving together of history and the supernatural has made for a long and illustrious career. It is now twenty-five years since Erskine's novel Lady of Hay first saw publication. With three million copies sold and a whole new generation of readers beckoning, HarperCollins are publishing this smart anniversary edition, complete with an additional "What Happens Next" chapter provided by the author especially for this release. Note this new edition features a different cover to that shown.
"In London, high-flying journalist Jo Clifford is planning to debunk past-life regression in a hard-hitting magazine piece. But her scepticism is shaken when she undergoes hypnosis and finds herself reliving the experiences of Matilda, Lady of Hay, a noblewoman during the reign of King John.
As she learns of Matilda's unhappy marriage, her love for the handsome Richard de Clare and the brutal threats of death at the hands of King John, it becomes clear that Jo's past and present are hopelessly entwined and that, eight hundred years on, a story of secret passion and unspeakable treachery is about to begin again..." Lady of Hay that genre readers, pa