The Winter Ghosts

The Winter Ghosts

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 28/10/2010
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781409103394
  • Weight: 286g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 23 mm

Customer Reviews

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The Winter Ghosts
disappointing
I'd loved Kate Mosse's Labyrinth and Sepulchre and I guess I was expecting something as thrilling with The Winter Ghosts. Despite the lovely edition I got ... READ MORE
Shhh... Reading in progress
The Winter Ghosts
Not the greatest read
I had high hopes for this book having read the back but it really wasn't the greatest read. It would have made a great short story but it was too padded ou... READ MORE
Stowv
The Winter Ghosts
Classic Kate Mosse
This book took me back to the Languedoc and reminded me of the excellent quality of Kate Mosse's books. It revived my interest in her and I have subsequent... READ MORE
GillEX16
The Winter Ghosts
Beautifully Written, but not a strong plot
The story starts in an antique bookshop, with a parchment letter than a man wants translating. When the bookseller asks where he found it the man recounts ... READ MORE
Half Man Half Book
The Winter Ghosts
Second-rate
It read like a sub-standard short story that had been padded out to be published as a novel, very disappointing. My copy went straight to the charity shop,... READ MORE
HelenJaneWyatt
The Winter Ghosts
Great Winter Read
Kate Mosse has an amazing knack for giving you just enough in her descriptive passages that you can see, feel, smell, touch and taste along with the charac... READ MORE
The Nanda
The Winter Ghosts
The Winter Ghosts
Was a good way to pass away the snowy afternoons at Christmas but not something I could see myself picking up to read again. I was slightly disappointed wi... READ MORE
MichelleKT
The Winter Ghosts
The Winter Ghosts
It is a great book, I enjoyed reading it. The Mystery of the story was lovely. Gold Star Lesley xx
Ze Ze
The Winter Ghosts
stop gap
An adequate short story, although not at this price, Kate Mosse cannot help but write beautifully, but theres is something laughing in this ghost story. An... READ MORE
doyle
The Winter Ghosts
The Winter Ghosts
A beautiful re-working of Mosse's short story The Cave, this work is both poignant and relevant as we continue to see wars fought the world over. Set in 19... READ MORE
Ecowitch
The Winter Ghosts
Disappointing read
Left me feeling a little cheated, maybe becauseI know the area well and guessed the outcome early.
Lynne
The Winter Ghosts
Fantastic read
This is my first Kate Mosse book and I loved it. The amount of information and detail in this story is perfect, cant wait to read her other books.
Red11
The Winter Ghosts
The Winter Ghosts
burger
The Winter Ghosts
Disappointing
There was no real depth to the characters and the storyline was flat and predictable. Would have been better left as a short story, because as a novel it i... READ MORE
AmyG
The Winter Ghosts
Lovely winter tale
Really enjoyed this story, read it between Christmas and New Year and it was perfect for that time of year. Well-written and quietly compelling, it showed ... READ MORE
Claire Knight
The Winter Ghosts
A Struggle To Finish
I have enjoyed other Kate Mosse books but I found The WInter Ghosts a hard slog. I hate not finishing books I start and found myself reading a chapter and ... READ MORE
Victoria Davis

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