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The Cave

(A book in the Quick Reads 2009 series)
A Novella by

March 1928. Frederick 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 is only one other guest in the tiny hotel, a pale and beautiful young woman called Hope. 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 Fred wakes the following morning, Hope 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 Hope? It is a decision he will live to regret.

Genre: Historical

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Paperback Editions

February 2009 : UK Paperback

Title: The Cave (Quick Reads)
Author(s): Kate Mosse
ISBN: 0-7528-8450-6 / 978-0-7528-8450-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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2009 : UK Paperback

Title: CAVE
Author(s): Kate Mosse
ISBN: 1-4056-2267-9 / 978-1-4056-2267-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

September 2009 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Cave
Author(s): Kate Mosse
ISBN: 1-4074-4218-X / 978-1-4074-4218-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

September 2009 : UK Kindle edition

Title: The Cave - Quick Read (Quick Reads)
Author(s): Kate Mosse
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK