Haunting tales from the shifting sands of time. A briliant new collection of stories, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of HIDING FROM THE LIGHT Two intriguing long stories following the fortunes of the characters from Barbara Erskine's bestselling novel, Whispers in the Sand, head this captivating collection. 'A Legacy of Isis' finds Louisa Shelley, years after her fateful visit to Egypt, still haunted by ancient mysteries, and once again the focus of the sorcerer Roger Carstairs's dark intentions. He is determined to possess both Louisa and the precious artefact she brought back - can she find the strength to resist him? Meanwhile, in 'The Sands of Time', Anna, the modern-day heroine of Whispers in the Sand finds that she, too, is drawn back inexorably to the past...Here, too, are ghost stories, mysteries and love stories: a happily married woman on holiday in France is surprised by her feelings for a ghost from the First World War...Newly pregnant Roz relives a tragic love story from long ago...A quiet divorcee finds that it takes more than a makeover to reveal her destiny...Who is the little ghost girl on the swing in the old orchard?
Barbara Erskine is the author of Lady of Hay, which has sold well over a million copies worldwide, Kingdom of Shadows, Encounters and Child of the Phoenix, which was based on the story of one of her own ancestors. Midnight is a Lonely Place and House of Echoes were shortlisted for the W H Smith Thumping Good Read awards of 1995 and 1997 respectively and were followed by Distant Voices and On the Edge of Darkness. Her most recent novels, Whispers in the Sand and Hiding From the Light were both Sunday Times top ten bestsellers. Barbara Erskine's novels have been translated into thirty languages.Barbara Erskine has a degree in mediaeval Scottish history from Edinburgh University. She and her family divide their time between the Welsh borders and their home near the coast of Essex