Kate Mosse Is Back In South Africa
“Reading historical fiction is one way we deal with our emotions about what’s happening in the world.”
Kate Mosse, the award-winning author whose historical and Gothic adventure sagas have sold in their millions and are translated into 37 languages, is back in South Africa. Her Languedoc trilogy, beginning with Labyrinth, made her a literary sensation.
Promoting A Book Inspired By Franschhoek
And while Kate Mosse may write and research all her novels in Carcassonne, France (which just also happens to be the setting for The Burning Chambers), it was her visit to the Franschhoek Literary Festival back in 2013 which inspired this new series.
“…discovering the history of Franschhoek, the history of wine making and links between vintners in the south of France and Southern Africa, I thought ‘there’s a story here for me – I’ve just got to find it.”
The Burning Chambers will cover three centuries and travel the world from Carcassonne to Southern Africa. Mosse says it’s about the importance of family and the consequences of war:
“It’s a Romeo and Juliet story. A girl, Minou, and a boy, Piet, who meet in Carcassonne in the south-west of France in 1562 on the eve of the religious wars that are going to rip France in two,” explains Mosse. “It’s also about a religious relic, it’s about the power that comes from knowing things about other people. But in the end, I suppose, it’s the story of families. Of two families, of a feud lasting 300 years.”
Meet Kate Mosse in South Africa
- On 12 May 2018 at the Kingsmead Book Fair
- On 15 May 2018 at Exclusive Books, Hyde Park
- On 17 May 2018 at Exclusive Books, Cavendish
- From 18-20 May 2018 at the Franschhoek Literary Festival
Read more about the book here.
Contact: Eileen Bezemer if you have any questions