- Author: Kate Mosse
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Published: 28 October 2010
- ISBN: 9781409103394
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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.
Kate Mosse is the author of three works of non-fiction, three plays and six novels, including the No 1 multi-million international bestselling Languedoc Trilogy - Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel -published to outstanding reviews and sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world in 38 languages. Her standalone novel, The Winter Ghosts, was also a No 1 bestseller, confirming her position as one of our most captivating storytellers. Her collection of short stories, The Mistletoe Bride & Other Ghostly Tales, will be published in Autumn 2013. In recognition of her services to literature, Kate was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June 2013. www.katemosse.co.uk