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    DescriptionA QUICK READ - part of the WORLD BOOK DAY 2009 literacy initiative for emergent readers. March 1928. Freddie Smith is on a motoring holiday in the mountains of south west France. He is caught in a violent storm and his car crashes. He is forced to seek shelter in a boarding house in the nearby village of Axat. There he meets another guest in the tiny hotel, a pale and beautiful young woman called Marie. As the storm rages outside, she explains how the region was ripped apart by wars of religion in the 14th century. She tells how, one terrible night in March 1328, all the inhabitants of Axat were forced to flee from the soldiers into the mountains. The villagers took refuge in a cave, but when the fighting was over, no one came back. Their bodies were never found. Axat itself became a ghost town. When Freddie wakes the following morning, Marie has gone. Worse still, his car will take several days to repair and he has to stay at the boarding house for a few days more. To pass the time, he explores the mountains. Then he realises it is almost 600 years to the day since the villagers disappeared. He decides to go and look for the cave himself. Perhaps, he thinks, he might even find Marie? It is a decision he will live to regret.


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    Title
    The Cave
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Mosse
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780752884509
    ISBN 10: 0752884506
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: 823.92
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AX
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    19 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Kate Mosse is the author of two non-fiction books and four novels, including the multi-million-selling international No 1 bestseller, LABYRINTH. The Co-Founder & Honorary Director of the Orange Prize for Fiction, Kate is also a guest presenter and reviewer for many TV and radio arts programmes. In 2006 she was awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of Chichester. Kate lives with her family in West Sussex and Carcassonne.
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    An evocative story from this best-selling author WESTERN MAIL