Barbara Erskine took part in a discussion with John Lanchaster (with Mariella Frostrup in the chair) on Radio 4's Open Book on Sunday 13 February. The subject was how changing technology plays a part in novel plotting, and Barbara spoke about the difference between her writing of LADY OF HAY 25 years ago and the new final chapter which brings the story up to date and into the 21st century. The sequel sees characters googling and using mobile phones - something that would not have happened 25 years ago.
LADY OF HAY has been constantly in print for 25 years and this month saw the release of an anniversary edition published by HarperCollins. The new edition includes the sequel material. LADY OF HAY has sold over three million copies and has been translated into 24 languages.
For the full discussion on Radio 4, please click here.
Praise for LADY OF HAY:
'Absorbing and hypnotic ... Barbara Erskine's writing style, with layers of plots, strong characters, exquisite imagery and graphic descriptions, plops the reader down right in the middle of events happening 800 years apart ... captivating.' -- Long and Short Reviews (blog)
'The story will grab your imagination and take you on a ride of twists and turns filled with intrigue, treachery, and lots of passion.' -- Thoughts in Progress (blog)