This special edition includes an invitation to a free virtual event with Kate Mosse in conversation with broadcaster Katie Derham. Kate will explore Amsterdam and discuss the places and people in her epic historical
adventure series that started with 'The Burning Chambers' and is now continued with
'The City of Tears'.
This beautiful hand-signed and numbered edition is exclusive to independent bookshops and, in addition to the online event, includes a letter from Kate Mosse and a Joubert family tree.
June 1572: for ten, violent years the Wars of Religion have raged across France. Neighbours have become enemies, countless lives have been lost, and the country has been torn apart over matters of religion, citizenship and sovereignty.
But now a precarious peace is in the balance: a royal wedding has been negotiated by Catherine de' Medici and Jeanne d'Albret, an alliance between the Catholic Crown and Henri, the Huguenot king of Navarre. It is a marriage that could see France reunited at last. Meanwhile in Puivert, an invitation has arrived for Minou Joubert and her family to attend this historic wedding in Paris in August.
But what Minou does not know is that the Joubert family's oldest enemy, Vidal, will also be there. Nor that, within days of the marriage, on the eve of the Feast Day of St Bartholomew, Minou's family will be scattered to the four winds and one of her beloved children will have disappeared without trace . .
||19th January 2021
||Hardback, 198 x 129mm