Sleeper's Castle

Author: Barbara Erskine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007513192

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Page: 544

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The Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. Two women, centuries apart. Linked in a place haunted by its history... Separated by more than six hundred years of history, two women are drawn together by Sleeper's Castle, a house steeped in memory and magic. This is an epic tale of forbidden love, cruel revenge and a war that time can't forget. Grieving and lost, Miranda has moved to Hay to escape, and slowly she feels herself coming to life in the solitude of the mountains. But her vivid dreams at Sleeper's Castle introduce her to Catrin, a young women whose gift for foretelling the future embroiled her in a bloody revolt against English rule - many centuries ago. An unbreakable connection is forged across history. Catrin is reaching out . . . and only Miranda can help. But time is running out... Sunday Times bestselling author Barbara Erskine returns to Hay in the year that marks the 30th anniversary of her sensational debut bestseller, Lady of Hay.
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Sleeper's Castle

Author: Barbara Erskine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007513161

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Page: 544

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Two women, centuries apart. One endless nightmare tearing Wales apart - and only they can stop it. Sunday Times bestselling author Barbara Erskine returns to Hay in the year that marks the 30th anniversary of her sensational debut bestseller, Lady of Hay. Hay-On-Wye, 1400 - War is brewing in the Welsh borders, Catrin is on the brink of womanhood and falling in love for the first time. Her father is a soothsayer, playing a dangerous game playing on the mixed loyalties and furious rivalries between welsh princes and English lords. For two hundred years, the Welsh people have lain under the English yoke, dreaming of independence. And finally it looks as though the charismatic Owain Glyndwr may be the man legend tralks of. In the walls of Sleeper's Castle, Catrin finds herself caught in the middle of a doomed war as she is called upon to foretell Wales's destiny...And what she sees, is blood and war coming closer...Hay, 2015. Miranda has moved to Sleeper's Castle to escape and grieve. Slowly she feels herself coming to life in the solitude of the mountains. But every time she closes her eyes her dreams become more vivid. And she makes a connection with a young girl, who's screaming, who's reaching out...who only Miranda can help. Is she losing herself to time?
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Sleeper's Castle

Author: Barbara Erskine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007513178

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Page: 560

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Lady of Hay

Two Women, Eight Hundred Years, and the Destiny They Share

Author: Barbara Erskine

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402254679

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Two Women, Eight Hundred Years, and the Destiny They Share "Barbara Erskine can make us feel the cold, smell the filth, and experience some of the fear of the power of evil men...The author's storytelling talent is undeniable." -Times of London With a story as mesmerizing as it is chilling, Lady of Hay explores how Jo, a journalist investigating hypnotic regression, plunges into the life of Matilda, Lady of Hay-who lived eight hundred years earlier. As she learns of Matilda's unhappy marriage, her troubled love for Richard de Clare, and the brutal treatment she received from King John, it seems that Jo's past and present are hopelessly entwined. Centuries later, a story of secret passion and unspeakable treachery is about to begin again-and she has no choice but to brave both lives if she wants to shake the iron grip of history. "So well researched and so well written that it is almost impossible to put down. The novel has everything that readers of racy fiction could ask for: beautiful characters, exotic settings, and passion...situations and characters that are so completely convincing that they come to life." -Philadelphia Inquirer "Told with hair-raising intensity, this is a gripping tale." -Daily News "Barbara Erskine is a superb storyteller." -Los Angeles Daily News "Fascinating, absorbing, original-all such praise comes easily when describing Barbara Erskine's Lady of Hay. But perhaps the most suitable word is hypnotic." -She What Readers are Saying "A classic in its own right." "An extraordinary story of time travel at its best." "The most unputdownable book I have ever come across." Barbara Erskine is a historian and internationally bestselling author of Lady of Hay as well as Time's Legacy, Kingdom of Shadows, Encounters, Child of the Phoenix, Midnight Is a Lonely Place, House of Echoes, Distant Voices, Whispers in the Sand, Hiding from the Light, and On the Edge of Darkness. Her first novel blending the historical and the supernatural catapulted her to success, and her novels have been translated into thirty languages.
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The Moscow Sleepers

A Liz Carlyle Novel

Author: Stella Rimington

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632867990

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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For fans of Homeland and The Night Manager, the latest thriller in Stella Rimington's bestselling espionage series sees Liz Carlyle investigating a sinister Russian plot. A Russian immigrant lies dying in a hospice in upstate Vermont. When a stranger visits, claiming to be a childhood friend, the FBI is alerted and news quickly travels to MI5 in London. Liz Carlyle and her colleague Peggy Kinsolving are already knee-deep in conspiracies, and as they unravel the events that landed the man in the hospital, Liz learns of a network of Russians and their plot to undermine the German government. Liz and Peggy set out to locate and stop this insidious network, traveling the world from Montreal to Moscow. The latest expertly plotted thriller in Stella Rimington's bestselling series, The Moscow Sleepers is a white-knuckle ride through the dark underbelly of international intelligence, simmering political animosities, and global espionage.
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The Sleeper and the Spindle

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens

ISBN: 9781408878422

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Page: 72

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*WINNER OF THE 2016 KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL* Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell are both at the height of their powers as they weave together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic. Utterly enchanting, this glorious new edition is a volume to treasure - a larger format, packaged in a bespoke slipcase containing a beautiful print of a stunning illustration from the book.On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. This queen will decide her own future - and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems. Twisting together the familiar and the new, this perfectly delicious, captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talents.Lavishly produced, packed with glorious Chris Riddell illustrations enhanced with metallic ink, this is a spectacular and magical gift.
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The Darkest Hour

Author: Barbara Erskine

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0007513143

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes an epic tale of love, passion and heartbreak.
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The Good Sleeper

The Essential Guide to Sleep for Your Baby--and You

Author: Janet Krone Kennedy

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805099433

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 304

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A clinical psychologist who developed a Sleep Disorders Treatment Program at the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Medical Center uses her years of experience to help new parents train their infants to become great sleepers through proven methods and practices. Original.
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The Spell of the Crystal Chair

Author: Gilbert L Morris

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575677811

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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The Dark Lord has been busy, and once again Goel is sending the Seven Sleepers to spoil his plans. This time Josh and his friends are off to Whiteland, a place of sled dogs and igloos, polar bears, and seals. The Sleepers soon learn that Whiteland is also the home of the dreaded ice wraiths, the warlike Yanti people, and a crafty dark-hearted wizard. Then they hear the really scary news: their job is to destroy a special chair deep inside the wizard's palace. But what about the fearsome creature that guards the Crystal Chair? And what about the wizard himself? See what happens when the Sleepers obey Goel, the good leader who always gives his friends just what they need.
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Flight Of The Eagles

Author: Gilbert L Morris

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 157567971X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Josh Adams, 14, awakes from a 50-year sleep. Ancient prophecy commands him and the other Sleepers to unite in battle against the evil priests, and combat the doubt that threatens their faith.
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The Ghost Tree

Author: Barbara Erskine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780008195823

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Page: 592

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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.
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River of Destiny

Author: Barbara Erskine

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007455658

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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From the bestselling author of Time’s Legacy and Lady of Hay comes a thrilling new novel, River of Destiny, an epic story that spans Anglo Saxon Britain, Victorian Suffolk and the present day. Perfect for fans of Kate Mosse’s Labyrinth.
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Briar Rose

A Novel of the Fairy Tale Series

Author: Jane Yolen,Terri Windling

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765342300

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 241

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Rewrites the old German folktale, Sleeping Beauty, into a story about the ramifications of the Holocaust.
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On the Edge of Darkness

Author: Barbara Erskine

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007320957

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Stunning repackage of the story of a woman trapped in the wrong time. Abandoned by her twentieth century lover, she plots a terrible revenge on him and his family.
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House of Echoes

Author: Barbara Erskine

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007320949

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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When Joss, an adopted child, discovers that her real mother has left the beautiful family home, Belheddon Hall, to her, she is thrilled, until she discovers that the Hall is haunted by a presence which will not tolerate husbands or sons living in the house.
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A Modern Utopia

Author: H G Wells

Publisher: ePenguin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 281

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While walking in the Swiss Alps, two English travellers fall into a space-warp, and suddenly find themselves in another world. In many ways the same as our own - even down to the characters that inhabit it - this new planet is still somehow radically different, for the two walkers are now upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government. Here, as they soon learn, all share a common language, there is sexual, economic and racial equality, and society is ruled by socialist ideals enforced by an austere, voluntary elite: the 'Samurai'. But what will the Utopians make of these new visitors from a less perfect world?
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Sleepers

Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307756657

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For fans of Game of Silence, Sleepers is the extraordinary true story of four men who take the law into their own hands. This is the story of four young boys. Four lifelong friends. Intelligent, fun-loving, wise beyond their years, they are inseparable. Their potential is unlimited, but they are content to live within the closed world of New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen. And to play as many pranks as they can on the denizens of the street. They never get caught. And they know they never will. Until one disastrous summer afternoon. On that day, what begins as a harmless scheme goes horrible wrong. And the four find themselves facing a year’s imprisonment in the Wilkinson Home for Boys. The oldest of them is fifteen, the youngest twelve. What happens to them over the course of that year—brutal beatings, unimaginable humiliation—will change their lives forever. Years later, one has become a lawyer. One a reporter. And two have grown up to be murderers, professional hit men. For all of them, the pain and fear of Wilkinson still rages within. Only one thing can erase it. Revenge. To exact it, they will twist the legal system. Commandeer the courtroom for their agenda. Use the wiles they observed on the streets, the violence they learned at Wilkinson. If they get caught this time, they only have one thing left to lose: their lives. Praise for Sleepers “Undeniably powerful, an enormously affecting and intensely human story . . . Sleepers is a thriller, to be sure, but it is equally a wistful hymn to another age.”—The Washington Post Book World “A gut-wrenching piece of work . . . [Lorenzo] Carcaterra’s graphic narrative grips like gunfire in a dark alley.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “A terrifying account of brutality and retribution, searing in its emotional truth, peopled with murderers, sadists, and thugs, but biblical in its passion and scope.”—People “Sleepers is so many things: a Dickensian portrait of coming of age in Hell’s Kitchen, a terrifying and heartbreaking account of the brutalization of youth, a shocking—and disturbingly satisfying—climax worthy of the finest suspense novel. A brilliant, troubling, important book.”—Jonathan Kellerman “Compelling.”—USA Today From the Paperback edition.
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