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Where do stories come from? Neil Gaiman and Kate Mosse

The genesis of stories is endlessly fascinating to me and I particularly love those that end up being a bit ‘so I was on a bus…’ or ‘I was staying in an old house in the middle of nowhere…’. 465 more words

Book Reviews

Ghostly tales -Book recommendations for Christmas Reading

December’s bleak weather – drab grey clouds creating a state of perpetual twilight in the short daylight hours contrasts sharply with the twinkling lights of Christmas Decorations. 705 more words


The Storytellers: A workshop with Kate and Greg Mosse

I’d been struggling with my writing for a while. I had tried NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and felt disparaged. To kick the mood I booked myself two a Guardian Masterclasses. 657 more words

The Taxidermist's Daughter: a Gothic-tinged, avian-hued horror story

The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse is a difficult novel to classify. It’s set in Sussex in 1912, but I wouldn’t call it historical fiction; it’s more atmospheric than tediously accurate in its depiction of the time and place. 538 more words

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THE TAXIDERMIST'S DAUGHTER by Kate Mosse (Audiobook)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jackdaws, magpies, crows, and more, I love birds from the Corvidae family, and they were the perfect Gothic inspiration for Kate Mosse’s gruesome historical novel, THE TAXIDERMIST’S DAUGHTER. 157 more words


Storytelling in The Taxidermist's Daughter

Connie Gifford finds herself among storytellers. Her suitor, Mr. Woolston, asks her questions about her father and a mysterious figure, Cassie, in a critical scene. 141 more words

"The Taxidermist's Daughter" by Kate Mosse

Constantia, Connie, Gifford is a young girl living with her father in a decaying house at the swamps of Sussex. She has took over her father’s art, that of a taxidermist, without most people knowing so. 375 more words