The Ghost Tree – 9780008195816

Barbara Erskine

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Barbara’s latest novel The Ghost Tree is a tale of tracing ancestry and explores the life of her great grandfather, five times removed, Thomas Erskine, who rose from genteel poverty in Scotland to become the Lord Chancellor in 1806.

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Barbara’s latest novel The Ghost Tree is a tale of tracing ancestry and explores the life of her great grandfather, five times removed, Thomas Erskine, who rose from genteel poverty in Scotland to become the Lord Chancellor in 1806. Thomas famously had a ‘second sight’ and the novel explores how this impacted his life and career.

Before you follow the path into your family’s history, beware of the secrets you may find…The new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author. Before you follow the path into your family’s history, beware of the secrets you may find…Ruth has returned to Edinburgh after many years of exile. Left rootless by the death of her estranged father, she is faced with the daunting task of sorting through his possessions. Amidst the dust of her old life, Ruth discovers a hidden diary from the eighteenth century, written by her ancestor, Thomas Erskine.

As she sifts through the ancient pages of the past, Ruth is pulled into a story that she can’t escape. As the youngest son of a noble family, Thomas’ life started in genteel poverty, but his extraordinary experiences propel him from the high seas to Lord Chancellor. Yet, on his journey through life, he makes a powerful enemy who hounds him to the death – and beyond. Ruth has opened a door to the past that she can’t close…The inspiration for The Ghost Tree lies in Barbara Erskine’s own personal history – branching back to the days of Thomas Erskine, her great grandfather, five times removed.

About The Author

Barbara Erskine is the author of eighteen novels, at once demonstrating her interest in history and the supernatural, plus several collections of short stories. Barbara Erskine was born on 10th August 1944 in Nottingham, United Kingdom. She is a historian by training and was educated at the University of Edinburgh where she studied Scottish History. Her books have appeared in at least twenty-six languages. Barbara’s first novel, Lady of Hay, has sold over three million copies worldwide to date. She lives in Hay-on-Wye

Publication of Barbara’s standalone novels

  • Lady of Hay  (1986)
  • Kingdom of Shadows  (1988)
  • Child of the Phoenix  (1992)
  • Midnight is a Lonely Place  (1994)
  • House of Echoes  (1996)
  • On the Edge of Darkness  (1998)
  • Whispers in the Sand  (2000)
  • Hiding from the Light  (2002)
  • Daughters of Fire  (2006)
  • The Warrior’s Princess  (2008)
  • Time’s Legacy  (2010)
  • River of Destiny (2012)
  • The Darkest Hour  (2014)
  • Sleeper’s Castle (2016)
  • The Ghost Tree  (2018)

All Barbaras books are available on this website

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Weight 183 g
Dimensions 626 × 197 × 945 mm
ISBN-13

9780008195816

Publisher

HarperCollins

Date of Publication

2018-08-23

By (author)

Barbara Erskine

Pages

592