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Child of the Phoenix
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Beautiful repackage of this Barbara Erskine classic, the story of a remarkable mediaeval noblewoman whose life shaped the history of three crowns The child whose hands would hold three crowns is born in fire. In 1218 an extraordinary princess is born, whose birth was foretold. Her mystical powers and unquenchable spirit will alter the course of history. Raised by her fiercely Welsh nurse to support the Celtic cause against the predatory English king, Princess Eleyne is taught to worship the old gods, to look into the future and sometimes the past. However, unable to identify time and place in her terrifying visions, she is powerless to avert forthcoming tragedy... Remarkable events follow Eleyne all her life as, despite impassioned resistance, her world is shaped by powerful men. But her tempestuous life and loves tie her to the destinies of England, Scotland and Wales... / Stunning new package to bring Barbara Erskine to a new generation of readers / Published to coincide with the paperback edition of her new novel, THE WARRIOR'S PRINCESS / Superb storytelling, based in historical fact / LADY OF HAY has sold over two million copies worldwide. Recent repackaging has seen significant uplift in sales / Competition: Kate Mosse, Diana Gabaldon

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A historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of ten bestselling novels that demonstrate her interest in both history and the supernatural, plus two collections of short stories. Lady of Hay was her first novel and has now sold over two million copies worldwide. Her books have appeared in twenty-six different languages. She divides her time between North Essex, and a cottage near Hay-on Wye.

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'Her forte is mood, atmosphere and the toe-curling frisson.' Sunday Times 'Readers of Barbara Erskine are held in thrall' Woman's Realm 'Stephen King meeting Ruth Rendell' Frank Delaney 'Barbara Erskine's storytelling talent is undeniable' The Times

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