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Publisher Description

A story spanning centuries. A long awaited revenge.

In London, journalist Jo Clifford plans to debunk the belief in past-lives in a hard-hitting magazine piece. But her scepticism is shaken when a hypnotist forces her to relive the experiences of Matilda, Lady of Hay, a noblewoman during the reign of King John.

She learns of Matilda's unhappy marriage, her love for the handsome Richard de Clare, and the brutal death threats handed out by King John, before it becomes clear that Jo’s past and present are inevitably entwined. She realises that eight hundred years on, Matilda’s story of secret passion and unspeakable treachery is about to repeat itself…

Barbara Erskine’s iconic debut novel still delights generations of readers thirty years after its first publication.


‘The author's storytelling talent is undeniable. Barbara Erskine can make us feel the cold, smell the filth and experience some of the fear of the power of evil men.' The Times

'Unusual, intriguing, cleverly handled and gripping.' The Good Book Guide

'Fascinating, absorbing, original – all such praise comes easily when describing Barbara Erskine's Lady of Hay. But perhaps the most suitable world is hypnotic.' SHE

'Convincing and extremely colourful.' The Mail

About the author

A historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of many bestselling novels that demonstrate her interest in both history and the supernatural, plus three collections of short stories. Her books have appeared in at least twenty-six languages. Her first novel, Lady of Hay, has sold over three million copies worldwide. She lives with her family in Hay-on-Wye.

To find out more visit www.barbaraerskine.com, follow @Barbaraerskine on Twitter or visit facebook.com/barbaraerskineofficial

Fiction & Literature
May 31

Customer Reviews

Katie, Costa Blanca ,

Lady of Hay

A truly magnificent book. Like the previous review I too read this book about 20 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have now purchase the ebook for my iPad and look forward to some lazy days of reading ahead. Thoroughly recommended.

Maggie95131 ,

Lady of hay

I have read every Erskine book over the years, and read this book 20 years ago. I decided to read it again and I have enjoyed it even more this time than last. I have had little sleep and done little house work just read! Read! Read! As usual a fantastic classic by a fantastic author wicked !!!!

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