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Three secrets. Two women. One Grail . . . 10th Anniversary Edition of the spellbinding No. 1 bestselling novel from the author of THE CITY OF TEARS
July 1209: in Carcassonne a 17-year-old girl is given a mysterious book by her father which he claims contains the secret of the true Grail. Although Alais cannot understand the strange words and symbols hidden within, she knows that her destiny lies in keeping the secret of the labyrinth safe . . .
July 2005: Alice Tanner discovers two skeletons in a forgotten cave in the French Pyrenees. Puzzled by the labyrinth symbol carved into the rock, she realises she's disturbed something that was meant to remain hidden. Somehow, a link to a horrific past - her past - has been revealed.
Carcassonne, 1562. The massacre of sixty-six Huguenots outside of the city walls sets an epic adventure in motion in the first novel in Kate Mosse's Burning Chambers series.
"Mosse's fans will relish this tale of secrets, love and treachery" The Times
International bestselling author Kate Mosse heads to 16th century France for her hotly anticipated, gripping new historical novel, The Burning Chambers.
As the Wars of Religion begin to take hold, a young Catholic girl and a Huguenot believer find themselves in possession of a priceless treasure, and set upon a quest to uncover a long buried secret hidden in the mysterious Chateau de Puivert...
With all the mystery and momentum of her first multi-million copy bestseller, Labyrinth, this is Kate Mosse at her very best.
An epic wartime novel from the No.1 bestselling author of LABYRINTH and THE CITY OF TEARS
1942, Nazi-occupied France. Sandrine, a spirited and courageous nineteen-year-old, finds herself drawn into a Resistance group in Carcassonne - codenamed 'Citadel' - made up of ordinary women who are prepared to risk everything for what is right.
And when she meets Raoul, they discover a shared passion for the cause, for their homeland, and for each other.
But in a world where the enemy now lies in every shadow - where neighbour informs on neighbour; where friends disappear without warning and often without trace - love can demand the highest price of all...
A gripping tale of mystery and adventure from the bestselling author of THE CITY OF LIES and LABYRINTH.
1891. Seventeen-year-old Léonie Vernier and her brother abandon Paris for the sanctuary of their aunt's isolated country house near Carcassonne, the Domaine de la Cade. But Léonie stumbles across a ruined sepulchre - and a timeless mystery whose traces are written in blood.
2007. Meredith Martin arrives at the Domaine de la Cade to research a biography. But Meredith is also seeking the key to her own complex legacy and becomes immersed in the story of a tragic love, a missing girl, a unique deck of tarot cards and the strange events of one cataclysmic night a century ago...
A haunting ghost story from the French mountains from the bestselling author of LABYRINTH and THE CITY OF LIES
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.
The enthralling new Sunday Times bestselling gothic novel from the author of THE WINTER GHOSTS, LABYRINTH and THE CITY OF LIES
The clock strikes twelve. Beneath the wind and the remorseless tolling of the bell, no one can hear the scream . . .
1912. A Sussex churchyard. Villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will not survive the coming year are thought to walk. And in the shadows, a woman lies dead.
As the flood waters rise, Connie Gifford is marooned in a decaying house with her increasingly tormented father. He drinks to escape the past, but an accident has robbed her of her most significant childhood memories. Until the disturbance at the church awakens fragments of those vanished years . . .
The perfect winter ghost short story collection from the No.1 bestselling author of LABYRINTH and THE CITY OF TEARS
I hear someone coming.
It has happened before. I pause and listen but no longer hear anything. I sigh. As always, hope is snatched away before it can take root. And so then, as always, I am carried back to that first December so very long ago...
Rooted in the elemental landscapes of Sussex, Brittany and the Languedoc, here are tales of ghosts and spirits seeking revenge, grief-stricken women and haunted men coming to terms with their destiny.
With Kate Atkinson, Sebastian Barry, Anne Enright, Alexander McCall Smith, Andrew O'Hagan, Kate Mosse, Andrew Motion, Colm Tóibín, Joanna Trollope, Ali Smith, Jeanette Winterson & more
In this stunning collection, the best and brightest writers working today reimagine familiar stories from the greatest operas. Don Giovanni's ghost haunts a young boy, Fidelio meets Porgy and Bess and two hapless men stage a Mozartian love test. Long-lost loves enter the dating game and undying witches finally get grey hairs. Funny, macabre or irreverent, these stories are charming for any opera lover and a beguiling collection in their own right.
Combining medical and historical information with real life accounts of ordinary women, this book is an essential guide to the facts, feelings and emotions experienced during pregnancy and birth. It takes you week by week, from the decision to conceive, through to first impressions of life with your baby, offering invaluable information.
Topics include: Conception - If and When; Feelings for Your Growing Baby; Your Career and Financial Position; Fear that Something May Go Wrong; Changing Relationships with Family and Friends; Choosing Where and How to Give Birth; How Others Felt - Women Relate their Experiences; The First Few Days with Your Baby
England, 1912: Connie, die Tochter des Tierpräparators Gifford, lebt zurückgezogen mit ihrem Vater in der Nähe des kleinen Dorfes Fishbourne. Connie kann sich seit einem Sturz vor vielen Jahren nicht mehr an ihre Kindheit erinnern; ihr Vater verweigert jegliche Auskunft. Connie spürt, dass etwas nicht stimmt, denn erste Erinnerungsfetzen kehren zurück, sie fühlt sich beobachtet und verfolgt. Als man eine Leiche in den Sümpfen findet, holt die Vergangenheit Connie, ihren Vater und eine Reihe scheinbar unbescholtener Bürger auf grausame Weise ein.
"Kate Mosses bestes Buch." Daily Telegraph
"Mosse entwirft eine bravouröse Szene nach der anderen. Dieses Buch steckt voller Herzblut und grandioser Twists. Die unvergessliche Heldin und das spannungsgeladene Geheimnis wird Ihre Gedanken noch lange nach dem Umblättern der letzten Seite beschäftigen." The Independent