Lady of Hay
Including a sequel short story to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a 3 million copy bestseller, this edition of Lady of Hay brings Barbara Erskine's eerie, atmospheric and utterly compelling story to a new generation.
Jo Clifford, journalist, is all set to debunk the idea of past-life regression in her next magazine series. But when she herself submits to a simple hypnotic...more
I read this book back in 1985 when it came out. I was 25. I cannot imagine this. I thought this book was AMAZING back then. I was hoping to recapture the moment...
You can never go back.
Plot: beautiful, talented journalist Jo (STRIKE ONE) appears to have no other purpose than to be hypnotized back into a previous life. Because absolutely EVERYONE she meets can do this. Really? I could count the nu...more
But somehow the writing did keep...more
The pain and suffering of Matilda's life threaten to take over Jo's, as she finds herself spontaneously regressing and reliving Matilda's life. The plot is complica...more
Just read it for the second time and i found it to be the most offensive, misogynistic literature i have...more
I understand that Barbara has a college degree in medieval hist...more
Nike brutally rapes and repeatedly attacks Jo, but he claims to love her. Jo conveniently moves past all that and they end up happily ever after.
Why was Sam completely off his rocker? No good explanation is ever give...more
I have been struggling with my review of Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine and putting it off hoping my feelings toward the book would change with time, they have not. I had truly wanted to adore Lady of Hay and quite unfortunately, I did not care for the book. There, I said it. I enjoyed the idea of the story, especially the descriptions of life in the twelfth century. Erskine did an excellent job at creating two realistic and vividly described centuries and cre...more
belki çevirisinden kaynaklınıyo belki benden ama ikimizden birinde problem var.. kitapa bütünleşmekte biraz zorluk yaşadım ama konu harika :) umarım en kısa zamanda birbirimiz içinde kayboluruz :) bu enfes şeyin arakadaşlığından mahrum kalmak istemiyorum :)"
kitapla bir bütün oldum sanırım.. zira okurken karakterlere ufaktan ufanktan sövmeye başladığıma göre evet evet kesinlikle kitapla bütünleştik biz :) mutluyum :) neyse konuya dönecek olursak açlışı papucumun piskoloğu baş...more
Erskine keeps you guessing, cheering and even raging at the extensive cast o...more
If you're in the mood for an epic drama involving hypnosis and past-life regression during modern times, faced against historical Welsh fiction, then Barbara Erskine's Lady of Hay is definitely the book to read. What an extraordinary novel!
Lady of Hay is the story of Jo Clifford, a head-strong journalist who falls prey to being an easy subject for past-life regression within hypnosis, or even reincarnation. When Jo is under hyp...more
Öncelikle bu kitap kesinlikle AŞK ROMANI değil ! Tamam içinde aşk yer alıyor ama bu yine de kitabı aşk romanı yapmıyor bence :)
Kitaba gelince, konu iki farklı ana karakter üzerinde yoğunlaşıyor. Biri günümüde yaşayan Joanne, dğeri 1100'lerde yani Kral John zamanında yaşayan Matilda.
Joanne bir gazeteci ve hipnoz sayesinde Matilda ile tanışıyor. Onun 35 yıllık yaşantısını neredeyse an be an yaşıyor.
Matilda yaşadığı döneme göre çok güçlü bir kadın. Genç yaşında bab...more
I really enjoyed the historical aspects of this book - when the Jo is experiencing Matilda's life and interacts with Richard de Clare and John I it is a v...more
Maud de Braose (1155-1210) was the wife of William de Braose, 7th Baron Abergavenny, 4th Lord Bramber, a powerful Marcher baron and court favourite of King John of England. She would later incur the wrath and enmity of the King. She is also known to history as Matilda de Braose, Moll Wallbee, and Lady of La Haie.
In terms of travel time book, I still prefer Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
I did not care at all for the paranormal aspect and would perhaps have liked it a little if it were simply in the past, with Maude. I did, however, have to read to the end to know the intriguing story of Maude.