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The Ghost Tree
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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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Barbara Erskine is the Sunday Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels. Her first book, Lady of Hay, has sold more than three million copies worldwide and has never been out of print since it was first published thirty years ago. Her books have been translated into over twenty-five languages and are international bestsellers. Barbara lives near Hay-on-Wye in the Welsh borders. To find out more about Barbara and her books visit her website, find her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.

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Praise for Sleeper's Castle - `Sleeper's Castle is a haunting tale, confirming that Barbara Erskine remains the mistress of the time-slip novel' Acclaimed historian and novelist, Alison Weir `Captivating . . . Beguiling ghosts that whisper to us from the past and seek to stamp their will upon the present' Richard and Judy bestseller, Rachel Hore `Evocative and haunting, [I was] every bit as captivated as I was when I was swept away by Lady of Hay' Sunday Times bestselling author, Elizabeth Chadwick More praise for Barbara Erskine - `Her forte is mood, atmosphere and the toe-curling frisson' Elizabeth Buchan, Sunday Times `Barbara Erskine's storytelling talent is undeniable' The Times `Marvellous escapist stuff' Woman and Home

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