The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales

by Kate Mosse

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LoveReading View on The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales

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.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales Synopsis

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.

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 Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales Press 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

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ISBN: 9781409148067
Publication date: 23/10/2014
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

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Publication date: 24/10/2013
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781409148067
Publication date: 23rd October 2014
Author: Kate Mosse
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Horror, Shorter Reads,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories,

About 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 ...

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