Winter Ghosts

Winter Ghosts

Book - 2009
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From the bestselling author of LABYRINTH and SEPULCHRE - a compelling story of ghosts and remembrance. Illustrated throughout by Brian Gallagher.

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. In the winter of 1928, still seeking resolution, Freddie is travelling through the French Pyrenees. During a snowstorm, his car spins off the mountain road. He stumbles through woods, emerging in a tiny village. There he meets Fabrissa, a beautiful woman also mourning a lost generation. Over the course of one night, Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories. 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 WINTER GHOSTS is a gorgeous illustrated novel inspired by The Cave, Kate Mosse's short story written for the Quick Reads Initiative for adult emergent readers.

Publisher: London, England : Orion Books : 2009
ISBN: 9781409112273
Branch Call Number: FIC Moss
Characteristics: 253p

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steph394
Jan 03, 2014

Whilst I read this book from cover to cover, I have to say that I didnt overly enjoy it. Predictable, unexciting and as a previous commenter has said - hard to understand how the protoganist could not figure it out himself! I wouldn't recommend this book unless you want a quick, afternoon read.

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Jennmro
Jan 01, 2013

A good, cozy, read for a rainy afternoon. I found the historical aspect of the extermination of the Cathars in medieval France fascinating, and after reading this novel, would like to learn more about this time in history. The author's note at the end of the book has several books on the subject to recommend. Overall, highly enjoyable.

M_Henderson May 02, 2011

A gentle ghost story, THE WINTER GHOSTS is good for those looking for the supernatural, but not the gory. The story has good bones, but I would have liked a bit more flesh on those bones. I didn't get a strong feel for the location (France) or the time (between WWI and WWII) or the story behind the story (the religious wars in 14th century France). We know that Mosse can write a lengthy novel' I'm wondering why she chose not to do so here.

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tinker_bell19
Jul 27, 2010

Good story, but easy to figure out. You spend most of the book asking the narrator why he can't figure out the biggest part of the book when it's so obvious!!! Still an excellent piece of writing, and a short read.

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