Helen Brown enjoys The Winter Ghosts, a haunting new tale from Kate Mosse. The satisfying trademarks of Mosse’s fiction are all in place in this romantic ghost story: its setting in the mountainous region of south-west. From the New York Times bestselling author of Sepulchre and Labyrinth-a compelling story of love, ghosts and remembrance. World War I robbed England.. .

Author: Tekora Taurn
Country: Dominica
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Software
Published (Last): 20 January 2015
Pages: 308
PDF File Size: 5.32 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.9 Mb
ISBN: 706-5-71354-501-7
Downloads: 57108
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Zusida

The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse | : Books

Even the most courteous of strangers would be repeatedly urging him to get to the point and leave out the extraneous details that would only be of interest to his spinster aunt. Don’t have a Kindle? He is uninjured mosse the car is damaged and he sets off on foot through the woods and eventually reaches a village where he finds a boarding house.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Mosse uses so many ingredients to create a marvellous novel. For Frederick lost his beloved elder brother George in the Great War and is consumed with guilt, loss, hope, confusion, numbness and isolation. It begins when young Frederick Watson steps out of the bright April sunshine of Toulouse,and into an antiquarian bookshop clutching a letter written in medieval Occitan. Freddie himself, goes from being a character one can pity and really root for to an annoying babbling crazy person.

And as Mosse presses the slices of her story together — one medieval and the other 20th century — her readers can enjoy the familiar skin-deep frisson of being spooked, while deeper emotions are being subtly stirred beneath. Read more of my reviews at: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. A bit of historical knowledge about the Cathars doesn’t go amiss Jun 17, Laura rated it it was ok Shelves: Illustrations by Brian Gallaher.


B after the war there were millions in grieving and needing to find a way to cope with unimaginable loss, one way is to sweep it under the carpet until armistice and keep a stiff upper lip. I was thinking of abandoning it when the story really began as far as I was concerned. Dazed, he stumbles through the woods, emerging in a tiny village, where he finds an inn to wait out the blizzard. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

I found this brief novel about the Cathars’ persecution in the 14th Century of France to be much more elegant and rewarding than The Labyrinth. Mosse is still working on the third book in that trilogy and while she takes a break she has produced this extra novel to tide fans over.

The descriptions absolutely came to life on the page. English Choose a language for shopping.

The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse: review

By the author of the New York Times -bestselling Labyrintha story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage. Everyone reacts differently to death. Refresh and try again. After years of sadness and a brief stint in a sanitarium Freddie journey’s around France.

The headstones and the graves, the wild and untended places between.

We find ourselves in when our hero, Freddie, visits a special bookseller. Fabrissa is the jewel of the story.


This would only be a very short story if he had written it. Trivia About The Winter Ghosts. How to contain in a single, inadequate review the wealth sinter is hidden in this beautiful, haunting tale?

The Winter Ghosts, by Kate Mosse – review

Winter Ghosts 1 3 Feb 16, I ghostw a vague recollection of feeling comfortable, of curling up with the books with rain outside, but not of the actual plot. Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles. A nice and cozy little read perfect for a winter evening.

No trivia or quizzes yet.

Mosse is co-founder of the Orange Prize, a prolific author, and supporter of the arts. This story is so tediously over-written, that I am not sure I can finish it. So yes, a very transient read: The setting in France was beautifully described as well. The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse: For some reason I always manage to time my reading of ghost stories when the weather is unseasonably warm for goodness sake, we’re only a third of kzte way into spring and it’s already stinking hot!

Jul 14, Meg rated it did not like it Shelves: The Winter Ghosts is a quick read, which is good because it will distract you from the lack of story it has. So, yes, a curl up with for a cosy evening sort of book.