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ISBN: 0708992900
Author: Barbara Erskine
Language: English
Publisher: Charnwood Crown (December 1, 2001)
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 409
Size Fb2: 1479 kb
Size ePub: 1949 kb
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Home Barbara Erskine Whispers in the Sand. Whispers in the sand, . This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.

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Whispers in the sand. by. Erskine, Barbara. Leicester : Charnwood.

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Whispers in the Sand book. An historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of six bestselling novels that demonstrate her interest in both history and the supernatural, plus two collections of short stories. She lives with her family in an ancient manor house near Colchester, and in a cottage near Hay-on-Wye.

Everyone knew of its curse: all who lived there died. Villages themselves disappear. In the desert air, the mud bricks lie scattered. In the desert air, the mud bricks lie scattered d lost and succumb to the sand. The priests grow weak, insubstantial wraiths without the life blood of man’s energy. They look to the sun and the moon for their existence and the strength of the desert, wind and they hover, fuelled only by their mutual hate

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Started Whispers in the Sand and really got into it. Wanted to keep trying to get back to it and read what happens next. I was introduced to Barbara Erskine's books by a friend in Scotland, and I love her work

Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Started Whispers in the Sand and really got into it. It did bring me along and let me figure out some things on my own, rather than out right telling me what the author wanted me, "to get". I was introduced to Barbara Erskine's books by a friend in Scotland, and I love her work. I read this book one summer and enjoyed it so much I booked a Nile cruise the next spring. Our cruise followed a route quite similar to that in the book visiting Luxor, Karnak, Aswan, the Valley of the Kings, even the felluca to Philae.

"Barbara Erskine's storytelling talent is undeniable." THE TIMES Recently divorced, Anna Fox decides to cheer herself up by retracing a journey her great-grandmother, Louisa, a renowned artist, made in the mid-nineteenth century - a Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Anna carries with her two of Louisa's possessions - an ancient Egyptian scent bottle and an illustrated diary of the original cruise. As she follows in Louisa's footsteps, Anna discovers in the diary a wonderful love story from the Victorian past, and the chilling secret of the glass bottle. Meanwhile, two men from the tour party are showing a disturbing interest in these mementoes, and developing an unfriendly rivalry for Anna's attention...

Comments:

Mmsa
The writing is not perfect, although the plot is excellent. This story could have gone SO many more places than it did which is why you probably don't want to take important time to read this.

Without spoiling the plot (again, which had SO much potential!), I just felt there was too much unresolved mystery around the antique scent bottle which was causing all of the problem. I understand that the author was trying to feed little bits of information to keep the mystery alive, but I felt too often, too little was resolved.

It also seemed WAY too much was happening in the cabins on the boat that was sailing up the Nile. At one point I said to myself "Does Anna EVER get to just be in her cabin without someone knocking on the door?" I was getting annoyed at the interruptions and it wasn't even my cabin! There were other weaknesses but if you are on vacation reading this book, they are easy to overlook.

On the bright side, I loved the story of the great-great-grandmother as it was fed to us through her diary. WONDERFUL story set in Victorian times.

I felt the author had trouble bringing everything to a satisfactory conclusion at the end, but again, something that is easily overlooked if you have not devoted otherwise important time to this read.

My final suggestion: Go ahead and read it if you have mindless time and you haven't spent over $1.99 for the book. An easy read and clearly 3.5-4
stars.
Survivors
Normally enjoy this author but the delivery for this paranormal themed novel set in Egypt was a bit too uneven. I loved the setting and the premise of the novel. Thoroughly enjoyed the descriptions of Egypt and felt the timelessness of the country, the history. I thought that was extremely well presented.

However the ending was quite abrupt without any real resolution, or adequate explanation. It was the relationship between Louisa and Hassan, and the setting of Egypt that kept me reading. Not the best work by the author.
Skiletus
Started Whispers in the Sand and really got into it. Wanted to keep trying to get back to it and read what happens next. It did bring me along and let me figure out some things on my own, rather than out right telling me what the author wanted me, "to get". I like that in a novel. But OMG, to keep going over and over the same thing as the book progressed. Then to end it the way it ended. Just a thread in the air. The Author also felt a explanation was warranted. I thought that was weird too. It was as though there was a beginning, middle and then, infinity. I just felt it could have been handled a lot differently. I am afraid to put in the time to read any of her other books, for fear that I will be left with the same taste in my mouth at the end.
Xanna
Yet another excellent tale by Barbara Erskine. This author always manages to intrigue the reader who is swept up into another fascinating historical novel. This story involves gods from ancient Egypt who mysteriously appear in the present day. The heroine relives her great aunt's past through a wonderful, evocative diary which draws us into the Victorian days of leisure cruises on the Nile. Interweaving the past and the present in her usual skillful manner, the author keeps us in suspense until the very last page!
Amarin
In did not expect this book to rely on the occult and arcane to resolve it's plot, that was a cop-out. Even as a fantasy book it is a stretch for a reasonable resolution of story line. I enjoyed the picture the author painted of the Nile area and temples. I appreciated the two main characters past and present in their quest for independence and acceptance. I think this part of the story line was done well and interesting. The male characters were completely non entities, either non-believable or not well conceived. The situations in which the author put the two women were not very believable in their time and place.
Faulkree
A thrilling novel involving. Ann Fox retraces a journey her great grandmother made in the mid-nineteenth century - a Nile cruise. She carries with her two of her great grandmothers possessions - an Egyptian scent bottle and and illustrated diary of the original cruise that has lain unread for over 100 years. There is a chilling secret of the little glass bottle. While on the cruise two men show a disturbing interest in the mementoes. Most frighting of all, Anna finds herself the victim of a spectral presence that grows in strength and threat as the dramatic stories from 3 different eras intertwine in a terrifying climax.

I enjoyed the story very much.
Grillador
I've read other works by this author. This is the only one I know of which takes place outside the British Isles. Barbara Erskine is one of my favorite authors and her "Lady Of Hay" is a favorite of mine. Unfortunately, I wasn't too impressed by the story line in this novel. Some of the charactors and situations seemed a bit hokey to me (heros showing up at the right time, a heroine who is loved by pratically everyone, dead priests materializing all over, etc.).

However, I read this because I'd recently been on a Nile River cruise and I felt as though I was reliving that vacation. Yes, the ship's staff does greet each returning tourist with a damp towel and a cool beverage. I'd been to the Valley of the Kings and went into the tomb of Ramses, climbing up and down the stairway. I took the trip to Abu Simbel and saw the four statues lined up at the back of the monument, the last one never to feel the touch of sunlight. I even went to many of the temples mentioned in the book. For some reason though, the heroine(s) never seem to go to Cairo and Giza to see the sphinx and pyramids. I did enjoy reliving my experiences and would recommend this book for the armchair traveler.
Enjoyed this book from start to finish. While I've indicated "some sexual content" it's more romantic than sexual. The author moves from the current time to the past time very skillfully and it's never confusing. Enjoyable book and I'll look for more by this author. I have been to Egypt and the author does an excellent job in describing the places visited and the boat trip on the Nile.

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