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The Winter Ghosts

The Winter Ghosts

Kate Mosse

Price: £12.99

On Sale: 1 October 2009

About the Book

March 1928. Freddie is on holiday in south west France. When his car crashes, he stumbles down from the mountains to a hotel in the nearest village. There he meets a beautiful young woman called Marie. As the storm rages outside, she explains how war destroyed her home and her family. Marie's story touches Freddie, but when he wakes the next morning, she has gone. Waiting for his car to be mended, he decides to explore the mountains where Marie's family took refuge. But buried in the cave he finds a secret older and more shocking than anything he could have imagined...By turns thrilling, poignant and haunting, this is a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage.


Kate Mosse is an international bestselling author with sales of more than five million copies in 38 languages. Her fiction includes the novels Labyrinth (2005), Sepulchre (2007), The Winter Ghosts (2009), Citadel (2012), The Taxidermist's Daughter (2014), and The Burning Chambers (2018), as well as an acclaimed collection of short stories, The Mistletoe Bride & Other Haunting Tales (2013).

Kate is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of the Women’s Prize for Fiction and in June 2013, was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to literature. She lives in Sussex.


Beautiful and haunting, this is a great story of love, loss and courage.

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.

A poignant, spooky study of mourning and redemption.

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.

An enchanting novella ... Mosse proves that she can weave a web of poignant and thrilling strands that will ensnare any reader.

Product Details

ISBN: 9781409112280

Published: 1 October 2009

272 Pages