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The Cave (Quick Reads)

by Kate Mosse

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Not what I was expecting, but I really enjoyed it. It was written very well, and had enough in it to keep me guessing.
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  bookish92 | Mar 20, 2014 |
Set in France just after WW1, this haunting and slightly romantic story features ghostly remnants of a village from another conflict that occurred long before. ( )
  Chris.Graham | Jul 30, 2013 |
A ghost story set in the south of France. In 1928, Freddie, mourning the death of his brother in the Great War, meets Marie whose family was trapped in caves above the town by soldiers and he agrees to help find them for her.

A quick read book from the library because I'm so busy with work that I haven't had time to read anything longer!

A good little story, though it was obvious where it was going pretty early on. ( )
  stevejwales | Apr 26, 2013 |
Very good and quick read. Very interesting plot about a man lost on a journey in France who discovers an unknown village with a hidden past. I can't wait to read the upcoming full-length version. ( )
  getlostdancing | Dec 15, 2010 |
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A QUICK READ - part of the WORLD BOOK DAY 2009 literacy initiative for emergent readers. March 1928. Freddie Smith is on a motoring holiday in the mountains of south west France. He is caught in a violent storm and his car crashes. He is forced to seek shelter in a boarding house in the nearby village of Axat. There he meets another guest in the tiny hotel, a pale and beautiful young woman called Marie. As the storm rages outside, she explains how the region was ripped apart by wars of religion in the 14th century. She tells how, one terrible night in March 1328, all the inhabitants of Axat were forced to flee from the soldiers into the mountains. The villagers took refuge in a cave, but when the fighting was over, no one came back. Their bodies were never found. Axat itself became a ghost town. When Freddie wakes the following morning, Marie has gone. Worse still, his car will take several days to repair and he has to stay at the boarding house for a few days more. To pass the time, he explores the mountains. Then he realises it is almost 600 years to the day since the villagers disappeared. He decides to go and look for the cave himself. Perhaps, he thinks, he might even find Marie? It is a decision he will live to regret.

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March 1928. Freddie Smith is on a motoring holiday in the mountains of south west France. He is caught in a violent storm and his car crashes. He is forced to seek shelter in a boarding house in the nearby village of Axat. There he meets another guest in the tiny hotel, a pale and beautiful young woman called Marie.… (more)

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