Lady of Hay

Lady of Hay

eBook - 1986
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Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c1986
ISBN: 9780007368822
0007368828
Branch Call Number: 823/.914 19
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ryner
Feb 29, 2020

Joanna, a London journalist, is researching a piece on hypnotic regression in which individuals under hypnosis find themselves suddenly inhabiting the mind and body of people from the past. Curious, Joanna opts to undergo such an experiment herself, but when she is thrust into the life of Matilda de Braose, a young noblewoman who lived 800 years prior, she experiences a number of horrifyingly unforgettable situations. You and I, under such circumstances, would likely avoid a second session of hypnosis, but Joanna chooses to "go under" again. And again.

Over 500 pages, this was a sort of interesting though surprisingly violent tale, and it takes some rather uncomfortable and dark turns -- so definitely not for everyone. There are also a fair number of scenes in which characters poke at mouth-wateringly delicious but ultimately unfinished meals, which is agonizingly unsatisfying to the reader! Overall, no recommendation from me.

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finn75
Jul 16, 2015

Brilliant. You are completely absorbed into another world!

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erinsnest
Jan 05, 2012

I'm almost halfway through, (Jan 5/12) and if something doesn't start happening.....I'm really not into whiners who can't figure out who they love! My sister said it was good so I'm hoping it gets better! I will let you know! This is her debut novel (1986).....Jan 9, will finish this tonight, and kinda glad.....This didn't really do a thing for me......the historical parts were good, but I didn't like the modern day characters at all....they were too messed up, (and not very smart, I would say!)

ehbooklover Mar 21, 2011

A book about multiple lives that moves between the past and the present. I loved the historical storyline but I found the characters in the present time annoying and their choices frustrating, especially the protagonist.

librarylil Sep 26, 2009

an all time favourite

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