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Labyrinth

Kate Mosse

5 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical fiction

Three secrets. Two women. One Grail...

10th Anniversary Edition of the spellbinding No.1 bestselling novel.

Three secrets. Two women. One Grail . . . 10th Anniversary Edition of the spellbinding No. 1 bestselling novel.

July 1209: in Carcassonne a 17-year-old girl is given a mysterious book by her father which he claims contains the secret of the true Grail. Although Alais cannot understand the strange words and symbols hidden within, she knows that her destiny lies in keeping the secret of the labyrinth safe . . .

July 2005: Alice Tanner discovers two skeletons in a forgotten cave in the French Pyrenees. Puzzled by the labyrinth symbol carved into the rock, she realises she's disturbed something that was meant to remain hidden. Somehow, a link to a horrific past - her past - has been revealed.

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Praise for Labyrinth

  • The author has combined an ingenious adventure story with a wonderfully detailed account of the historical background of the Languedoc ... the result is entirely compelling and full of incidental pleasures - THE TIMES

  • Saturated with a passionate understanding of the region's past in a way that puts more conventional historical accounts to shame. Mosse wears her learning so lightly, knitting her historical research so neatly into her narrative, that we never get the slightest sense of being preached or lectured to ... [conveying] the texture of various patches of the past with such rich complexity - GUARDIAN

  • LABYRINTH is very much a Girl's Own story: a grail quest in which women aren't helpless creatures to be rescued, or decorative bystanders, but central to the action, with the capacity to change history - OBSERVER

  • A spellbinding adventure story - REAL

  • An action packed adventure of modern conspiracy and medieval passion ... a Grail gripper [and] elegantly written timeslip novel set in France - INDEPENDENT

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Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse has written two works of non-fiction, several short stories and one previous novel, Eskimo Kissing. She is the Founder and Honorary Director of the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Administrative Director of Chichester Festival Theatre. She lives in Chichester, West Sussex, with her partner and two children.

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