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This would only be a very short story if he had written it.

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.

Could there be qinter hidden caves in the Pyrenees that have yet to be discovered? I liked this novel far Beautifully written. Teme che, dopo il nostro passaggio, quello che rimanga di noi siano solo ossa, ombra e polvere.

Fabrissa is the jewel of the story. The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse. I will say straight off this book was perfect for my snowy getaway to Switzerland in December.

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There were some interesting ideas somewhere underneath all the waffle, but the execution was flawed and overall reading this was a bit of a drag. As I haven’t read her previous works I didn’t have any preconceptions about this. The main character has to resolve issues in his modern life with his grief for his brother who was killed in WWI, with his relati 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.


A short story may have worked, but as a novel it did nothing for me. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

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After ten years of grieving, confusion, drifting and a mental breakdown he finds himself driving through the Pyrenees in yet another attempt at a cure or at least a diversion. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. How to contain in tbe single, inadequate review the wealth that is hidden in this beautiful, haunting tale?

But in the story context, it is absurd. Loved this The Winter Ghosts not only because of the French history and the Cathars but the style of writing that keeps me turning the pages.

Read more of my reviews at: I love that sort of book. Feb 16, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: Overall The Winter Ghosts wasn’t great, but it wasn’t terrible, and ainter nothing winte it was a quick read.

Watson had not been able to get past his adored brother’s death during WWI. Ognuno di noi, oltre alla jate paura della morte, teme soprattutto di essere dimenticato. During a snowstorm, his car spins off the mountain road.

Here, she decides to place a young man at the centre ghhosts the action and this is masterfully done.

Mosse gives us graveyards, castles, ruins, mysterious locked towers, dark cobbled streets and a lonely road in the whistling pines.

The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse

Over the course of one night, Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories. The others have slipped away into darkness. So yes, a very transient read: Heck it even made me want to visit moosse France myself as the author really succeeded in making the area sound exotic not to mention mysterious. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Trivia About The Winter Ghosts.


This is not a scary ghost story, more melancholy and cerebral. Kate is the Kate Mosse is an international bestselling author with sales of more than five million copies in 42 languages. In the winter ofstill seeking some kind of resolution, Freddie is travelling through the beautiful but forbidding French Pyrenees.

What are the consequences when the shadows of the dead oppress the living? I also loved the illustrations that accompanied wintr chapter.

View all 7 comments. Loved the atmosphere, the writing and the history! In short, an unsatisfying read and lacking in suspense which is a must if you are writing a ‘ghost’ story.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Clean except, for a mild bad word. Stay in Touch Wknter up. The Spanish slopes become a symbol of light while the French side of the legendary mountains symbolize the darkness that has fallen over the lives of the residents.

I have learned a lot of history from reading historical novels over the years, and have become most interested in the Templars and Cathars, enough to lead me to histories, not just novels.