Book: Kate Mosse «The Taxidermist's Daughter»

The Taxidermist's Daughter

Sussex, 1912. In a churchyard, villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will die in the coming year are thought to walk. Here, where the estuary leads out to the sea, superstitions still hold sway. Standing alone is the taxidermist's daughter. At twenty-two, Constantia Gifford lives with her father in a decaying house: it contains all that is left of Gifford's once world-famous museum of taxidermy. The stuffed birds that used to grace every parlour are out of fashion, leaving Gifford a disgraced and bitter man. The string of events that led to the museum's closure are never spoken of and an accident has robbed Connie of any memory of those days. The bell begins to toll and all eyes are fixed on the church. No one sees the gloved hands holding a garotte. As the last notes fade into the dark, a woman lies dead. While the village braces itself against rising waters and the highest tide of the season, Connie struggles to discover who is responsible - and why the incident...

Издательство: "Orion Publishing Group Ltd" (2014)

Формат: 155x235, 430 стр.

ISBN: 978-1-4091-5376-4

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Kate Mosse

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Kate Mosse (born 20 October 1961) is an English author and broadcaster. She is best known for her 2005 novel "Labyrinth", which has been translated into more than 37 languages.

Early life

Kate was born in West Sussex. She was educated at Chichester High School and New College, Oxford. After graduating she spent seven years in publishing.

Later life and career

In 1996 she published her first novel, "Eskimo Kissing", about a young, adopted woman searching for her background. This was followed in 1998 by the thriller "Crucifix Lane". From 1998 up to 2001, she held her post as the executive director of the Chichester Festival Theatre. Meanwhile she also remained engaged in research work for her up-coming novel. In 2005 she had international success with her novel, "Labyrinth", an adventure story set both in the Middle Ages and the present.

She is the television presenter of the BBC Four literary chat show, "Readers' and Writers' Roadshow" and a well-known figure in the media. In 1996 she co-founded the annual Orange Prize for Fiction, of which she is also the Honorary Director. In 2000 she was named European Woman of Achievement for her contribution to the arts. []

In 2006 Kate Mosse won a British Book Award for "Labyrinth" in the category "Richard & Judy's Best Read".

In October 2007 she released her latest novel, "Sepulchre".Kate married old school friend Greg Mosse, after meeting him again twenty years later on a train by chance. Mosse lives with her husband and children, Martha and Felix, in West Sussex and Carcassonne.

In February 2008 she appeared on the morality debate show, The Big Questions on BBC One.

External links

* [ Kate's official website]
* [ Kate's "Labyrinth" website and blog]
* [ Kate's "Sepulchre" website and blog]

Источник: Kate Mosse

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