Before you follow the path into your family’s history, beware of the secrets you may find.
The past is about to become the present…
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, and meets a ghost in her family tree who wasn’t invited. She will have to draw upon new friends and old in what will become a battle for her very survival…
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. Once again, the Sunday Times bestselling author brings the past to life in vivid, spellbinding colour.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 410 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 37 mm
Praise for the international bestselling author, Barbara Erskine:
‘Sleeper’s Castle is a haunting tale, confirming that Barbara Erskine remains the mistress of the time-slip novel’ – Alison Weir
‘Captivating . . . Beguiling ghosts that whisper to us from the past and seek to stamp their will upon the present’ – Rachel Hore
‘Evocative and haunting, [I was] every bit as captivated as I was when I was swept away by Lady of Hay’ – Elizabeth Chadwick
‘Her forte is mood, atmosphere and the toe-curling frisson’ – Elizabeth Buchan, The Sunday Times
‘Barbara Erskine’s storytelling talent is undeniable’ – The Times
‘Marvellous escapist stuff’ – Woman and Home
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