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.. .

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Unfortunately, the main story seemed full of plot holes, or plot devices pushed too far. Of added moses is the ink drawings preceeding each chapter by Brian Gallagher; I feel they add to the unfolding tale. 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.

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I liked this novel gosts Beautifully written. A ghost story set in the aftermath of the Great War! This is the expanded story that was originally released as The Cave, a 97 page short story for World Book Day This book definitely stirred those feelings. The various plot strands are neatly woven: The greatest pain would be having no body to bury or not knowing when, where or how someone died.

The Winter Ghosts, by Kate Mosse – review

Jan 19, JackieB rated it did not like it Shelves: It’s a ghost story, but not exactly creepy, and a lot of the tension that could be there is taken out of it by knowing that, to tell the story, the narrator has to have survived, at least in some sense.


Retrieved from ” https: Get to Know Us. Over the course of one night, Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories. This is my review when about one-third through.

A bit of historical knowledge about the Cathars doesn’t go amiss In the winter ofstill seeking some kind of resolution to the horrors of World War I, Freddie is traveling through the beautiful but forbidding French Pyrenees. The headstones and the graves, the wild and untended places between.

A collection of the best contributions and reports from the Telegraph focussing on the key events, decisions and moments in Churchill’s life. The story is simple but fascinating. So, yes, a curl up with for a cosy evening sort of book. This would only be a very short story if he had written it.

The primary question that is asked is what happens when we are faced with an untimely, tragic death?

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As I finish reading several pages when almost nothing happens, I can’t help but think of the few sentences that Elmore Leonard would have wrapped it up w I have created a new shelf in honor of this book, ie ‘too painful to finish’. What are the consequences when the shadows of the dead oppress the living?

See 1 question about The Winter Ghosts…. Kwte actually story of the Cathar’s is interesting, but as it is told as an unbelievable dream and in short bursts near the end, it felt more like a plot device than a historic even important to the actual story. Everyone reacts differently to death.

The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse: review

It’s depictions were exactly how I imagined. This was a quick yet entertaining read. Like Telegraph Books on Facebook. Stay in Touch Sign up. So, take your choice.


And my thoughts insisted on spiralling back to the dead sleeping in the cold earth. Jinky Spring rated it liked it Shelves: The Winter Ghosts by English author Kate Mossepublished in it was based on The Cavea novella she wrote earlier that year as part of the Quick Reads initiative.

Freddie Watson is on holiday, clearly struggling with the loss of of his adored older brother who was lost in combat in World War 1. I love that sort of book.

Feb 03, Minutes. We already know how capable Mosse is at moving her novels between the centuries while maintaining our interest in both thr. This tale of separation, loss and redemption is bittersweet to the very end.

By the time dawn breaks, Freddie will have unearthed a tragic mystery that goes back through the centuries, and discovered his own role in the life of this old remote town. A big part of the problem is that the story Mosse is trying to tell isn’t big enough for the pages she has written. It’s everything I hoped for in a ghost story, and more. Roger waters who wrote The Wall with pink floyd, based that on the death of his father in service. Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles.

I just thought “That makes two of us!

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