The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales Hardback
by Kate Mosse
The perfect winter story collection from the No.1 bestselling author of LABYRINTH, SEPULCHRE and CITADEL. A wonderfully atmospheric collection of stories from one of our most captivating writers, inspired by ghost stories, traditional folk tales and country legends from England and France.
These tales are richly populated by spirits and ghosts seeking revenge; by grief-stricken women and haunted men coming to terms with their destiny - all rooted deep in the elemental landscapes of Sussex, Brittany and the Languedoc.
The collection includes The Mistletoe Bride, La Fille de Melisande, Red Letter Day, The Lending Library, The House on the Hill...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 24/10/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781409148043
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Review by tina1969
A selection of short stories based on urban legends and ghost stories. The first tale ‘The Mistletoe Bride’ is based on the bride who on her wedding day played hide and seek, hid in a trunk and wasn’t found.My problem with short stories is that they are what they are, short ! I struggle with short stories that are only a few pages long as I feel that there is just not enough. I feel that I am getting into a tale then it’s finished. The first story of the bride could have been fleshed out and perhaps then made a good chunky short novel.I enjoyed a few of the tales but much prefer a longer story.
Review by devenish
Fourteen short ghost stories of varying lengths plus a play-script. As in any collection of short stories,some are good and some not so good. One at the better end was 'The Revenant",which was in the style of M.R.James. Few were spooky enough for me I must admit,but Mosse is certainly making a name for herself as a writer of Ghost stories. The play at the end should have been omitted as it adds nothing to this otherwise interesting collection.Unlike the other reviewer,I am a great lover of the short story and certainly commend this collection.