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The Ghost Tree: Gripping Historical Fiction from the Sunday Times Bestseller

The Ghost Tree: Gripping Historical Fiction from the Sunday Times Bestseller

Who knows what you might find, when you start to root around the past...

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ISBN 9780008195816
Barcode 9780008195816
Published 23 July 2018 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback, edition
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Author(s) By Erskine, Barbara
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ISBN-13 9780008195816
ISBN-10 0008195811
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publication Date 23 July 2018
International Publication Date 23 August 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, edition
Edition edition
Author(s) By Erskine, Barbara
Category Historical Crime & Mystery Fiction
Historical Fiction
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 592
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 50mm
Weight 830g
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 891897

Description of this Book

Who knows what you might find, when you start to root around the past... Ruth has returned to Edinburgh after many years of exile, left rootless by the end of her marriage, career and now the death of her father, from whom she had long been estranged. She is faced with the daunting task of clearing his house, believing he had removed all traces of her mother. Yet hidden away in a barely used top-floor room, she finds he had secretly kept a cupboard full of her possessions. Sifting through the ancient papers, Ruth discovers the diary and letters written by her ancestor from the eighteenth century, Thomas Erskine. As the youngest son of a noble family now living in genteel poverty, Thomas always knew he would have to make his own way in the world. Unable to follow his brothers to university, instead he joins first the navy and then the army, rising through the ranks, travelling the world. When he is finally able to study law, his extraordinary experiences and abilities propel him to the very top and he becomes Lord Chancellor. Yet he has made a powerful enemy on his voyages, who will hound him and his family to the death - and beyond. Ruth becomes ever more aware of Thomas as she is gripped by his story, and slowly senses that not only is his presence with her, but so is his enemy's. Ruth will have to draw upon new friends and old in what becomes a battle for her very survival - and discover an inner power beyond anything she has imagined.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for Sleeper's Castle - `Sleeper's Castle is a haunting tale, confirming that Barbara Erskine remains the mistress of the time-slip novel' Acclaimed historian and novelist, Alison Weir `Captivating . . . Beguiling ghosts that whisper to us from the past and seek to stamp their will upon the present' Richard and Judy bestseller, Rachel Hore `Evocative and haunting, [I was] every bit as captivated as I was when I was swept away by Lady of Hay' Sunday Times bestselling author, Elizabeth Chadwick More praise for Barbara Erskine - `Her forte is mood, atmosphere and the toe-curling frisson' Elizabeth Buchan, Sunday Times `Barbara Erskine's storytelling talent is undeniable' The Times `Marvellous escapist stuff' Woman and Home
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Barbara Erskine is the Sunday Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels. Her first book, Lady of Hay, has sold more than three million copies worldwide and has never been out of print since it was first published thirty years ago. Her books have been translated into over twenty-five languages and are international bestsellers. Barbara lives near Hay-on-Wye in the Welsh borders. To find out more about Barbara and her books visit her website, find her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.

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