Dates and times
In Barbara Erskine’s The Ghost Tree, Ruth has returned to Edinburgh after many years of exile. Left rootless by the death of her estranged father, she is sorting through his possessions when she discovers a hidden diary from the eighteenth century, written by her ancestor, Thomas Erskine.
In Michelle Paver’s Wakenhyrst, Maud is a lonely child growing up without a mother, ruled by her repressive father, who must survive a world haunted by witchcraft, and the demons of her father’s past. Spanning five centuries, Wakenhyrst is a darkly gothic thriller about murderous obsession and one girl’s longing to fly free.