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The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales by Kate Mosse
  

The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales

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A beautiful collection of short stories from the author of Labyrinth. These simple, perfectly crafted tales are a selection of ghost stories and tales inspired from English and French folklore. They are haunting but not all in a shivers-down-the-spine kind of way, some simply because you know when you finish reading them they will stay with you for a long, long time.

If you like Kate Mosse you might also like to read books by Kathy Reichs, Karen Maitland and Susan Hill.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. The intimacy and atmospheric mood of the fourteen stories and a play in this anthology can be powerfully felt. Mosse has written an author’s note following each tale giving an interesting background to each story. Wonderfully varied and imaginative – from ‘The Theatre at Night’ where costumes come alive at night, to the title story ‘Mistletoe Bride’ reminiscent of a Dickens tale, to the truly haunting ‘Ship of the Dead’ – they will not fail to send a shiver down your spine.
~ The Good Book Guide

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The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales by Kate Mosse

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.

Reviews

'These eerie tales are perfect for stormy winter darkness.'

-DAILY MAIL

'Mosse's love of history and of ghosts and legends mix in her new collection of short stories ... Mosse creates beautiful scenarios.'

-SUNDAY EXPRESS

'Kate Mosse is also a master of the short form ... Her ability to blur the lines between eras is so fluid its testament to her writing ... the ancient and modern ghostly tales of Mosse's anthology left us fearful, but fulfilled.

-STYLIST

'Perfect for reading while snuggled up against the winter weather'

-CANDIS MAGAZINE

'This collection is captivating ... once again fans of Mosse are in for a treat.'

-IRISH EXAMINER

'With Halloween and ghostly stuff creeping up on us once more, it's the perfect time to dip into this captivating collection of short stories and illustrations, inspired by classic British and French folk tales. Lovely stuff.'

-STAR MAGAZINE

'An atmospheric collection of short stories from one of Britain's most captivating writers.' ABSOLUTELY (LONDON) MAGAZINE

About the Author

Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse was our Guest Editor in November 2012 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Kate Mosse is the author of three non-fiction books, three plays and six novels, including her multi-million selling international No 1 bestselling Languedoc Trilogy. Translated into 38 languages and published in 40 countries, the first of the series, Labyrinth, was the bestselling book in the UK in 2006, named as one of Waterstone's best novels of the past twenty five years and was made into a feature film for Channel 4 television by Ridley Scott staring John Hurt, Jessica Brown-Findlay and Tom Felton. The second in the series - the fin-de-si?cle Tarot tale, Sepulchre - and her stand alone novella, The Winter Ghosts - were also No 1 bestsellers. The third and final bestselling novel in the Trilogy, Citadel was published to outstanding reviews in October 2012 and shortlisted for the Specsavers Most Popular Novel of the Year award. Set during World War II in Carcassonne, it tells the story of courage and bravery under Occupation based around an all-female group of Resistance fighters.

In October 2013 Kate's first ever collection of stories The Mistletoe Bride & Other Winter Tales was be published. Her short fiction and essays have previously appeared in a range of magazines and books including Midsummer Nights (Quercus), The Book Lovers' Appreciation Society (Orion) and Fifty Shades of Feminism (Virago). She has also written introductions to new editions of classic novels - including Captain Blood by Raphael Sabbatini, Night Falls on the City by Sarah Gainham and Goldfinger by Ian Fleming. Other recent publications play Endpapers (Oberon Books), commissioned by the Bush Theatre for 'Sixty-Six Books', and Chichester Festival Theatre at Fifty in 2012 (Unbound).

Known as a campaigner for libraries and for promoting international writing by women, Kate is the Co-Founder & Honorary Director of the Women's Prize for Fiction - previously the Orange Prize for Fiction - and has advised prizes and festivals throughout the world in this field. In 2012, Kate was named by the Bookseller as one of the fifty most influential people in British publishing, and was presented with the 'Spirit of Everywoman Award' for her contribution to women and the arts in November.

Kate also on the board of the National Theatre in London and is Patron of The Fishbourne Centre and of the Consort of Twelve in Sussex, where she lives. Kate was awarded an OBE in June 2013.

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Publication date

23rd October 2014

Author

Kate Mosse

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Horror
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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ISBN

9781409148067

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