The Winter GhostsPaperback
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- Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- Format: Paperback | 304 pages
- Dimensions: 124mm x 196mm x 24mm | 299g
- Publication date: 28 October 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1409103390
- ISBN 13: 9781409103394
- Illustrations note: 20
- Sales rank: 17,380
The Great War took much more than lives. It robbed a generation of friends, lovers and futures. In Freddie Watson's case, it took his beloved brother and, at times, his peace of mind. Unable to cope with his grief, Freddie has spent much of the time since in a sanatorium. In the winter of 1928, still seeking resolution, Freddie is travelling through the French Pyrenees - another region that has seen too much bloodshed over the years. During a snowstorm, his car spins off the mountain road. Shaken, he stumbles into the woods, emerging by a tiny village. There he meets Fabrissa, a beautiful local woman, also mourning a lost generation. Over the course of one night, Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories of remembrance and loss. By the time dawn breaks, he will have stumbled across a tragic mystery that goes back through the centuries. By turns thrilling, poignant and haunting, this is a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage.
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Kate Mosse is the author of three works of non-fiction, three plays and six novels, including the No 1 multi-million international bestselling Languedoc Trilogy - Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel -published to outstanding reviews and sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world in 38 languages. Her standalone novel, The Winter Ghosts, was also a No 1 bestseller, confirming her position as one of our most captivating storytellers. Her collection of short stories, The Mistletoe Bride & Other Ghostly Tales, will be published in Autumn 2013. In recognition of her services to literature, Kate was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June 2013. www.katemosse.co.uk
By Florencia 22 Sep 2014
The story advances very slowly, but in a wonderful way.
I fell in love with this book... but I can't really explain why. The only word that comes to my mind when trying to describe it is 'haunting'.
Do yourself a favor and buy this book, and read it alone in a quiet place.
By angela 27 May 2011
I JUST LOVE THE BOOK A WONDERFALLY READ
AND HAUNTING TALE OF LOSS A HEARTBREAKING READ
BY A FANTASTIC READ WELL DO 10 OUT OF 10
By AD 25 Apr 2011
I was very disappointed by this book. The whole book seemed like a slow moving first chapter - and then it was over. It showed none of the detailed research and character development of Labyrinth. Really disappointing. I expected a cleverly researched and intricately woven plot as I have seen in other books by this author. I'd recommend giving this one a miss.
Beautiful and haunting, this is a great story of love, loss and courage. WOMAN an absorbing tale of loss and remembrance in the aftermath of the First World War ... Mosse excels at transporting her readers into another time and another world ... Mosse's depiction of life in Southern France between the wars is utterly convincing. Not only that, the book itself is a work of art - with stunning illustrations by artist Brian Gallagher and copies of vintage maps as endpapers. EXPRESS A poignant, spooky study of mourning and redemption MARIE CLAIRE The themes of love, loss and remembrance are explored to create a wonderfully haunting winter's tale. Stop the clock and read it in one sitting. SHE An enchanting novella ... Mosse proves that she can weave a web of poignant and thrilling strands that will ensnare any reader. THE LADY This is a great read ... Mosse writes movingly about loss and atmospherically about France -- Wendy Holden DAILY MAIL It takes much of what appeals about her bestselling novels - and adds a heartbreaking story - what is really haunting about Mosse's tale is the rawness of Freddie's grief THE TIMES