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The City of Tears (Burning Chambers 2) - Kate Mosse

The City of Tears (Burning Chambers 2) - Kate Mosse
 The City of Tears (Burning Chambers 2) - Kate MosseThe City of Tears (Burning Chambers 2) - Kate Mosse 

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Title: The City of Tears

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Author:  Kate Mosse

ISBN:  9781509806874

Weight:  990 g

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The City of Tears by Kate Mosse

Following on from the Sunday Times number one bestseller, The Burning Chambers, Kate Mosse’s The City of Tears is the second thrilling historical epic in The Burning Chambers series, for fans of Ken Follett and Dan Brown.

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…

A breath-taking novel of revenge, persecution and loss, sweeping from Paris and Chartres to the City of Tears itself – the great refugee city of Amsterdam – this is a story of one family’s fight to stay together, to survive and to find each other, against the devastating tides of history…

Peer & Press Reviews

A gorgeously written, utterly absorbing epic and, despite being set in the sixteenth century, has some very pertinent messages for our time about the evils of religious persecution and the transcendent power of love and family.  In case it’s not clear enough yet, I absolutely LOVED it.

Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party

She includes all the ingredients you would expect from a historical epic – murder, treachery, lost children, stolen relics, buried secrets – but she also dramatises the complexities of 16th-century French and Dutch politics, unfamiliar to many English readers, without weighing it down.  This is a compelling story of how great political upheavals play out in individual lives and how unexpectedly anyone can find themselves seeking sanctuary and the kindness of strangers.

Stephanie Merritt, Observer

This powerful story of love, secrets and deceit is pacy, rich and stylish – and as compelling as they come.  One to stay up late for.

Isabel Ashdown, author of Lake Child

Bibliographic Info

TitleThe City of Tears
Book Features
Edition / printingIndependent bookshop exclusive first edition, first printing
Edition background

The Mantle imprint of Pan Macmillan published this exclusive signed and numbered (2,000 copies) limited edition, which has decorative head and tail bands and a ribbon marker. 

The books have a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.  Printed on this page are the phrases ‘INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP LIMITED EDITION’ and ‘Signed by the author’ plus the book’s number.  This page is also stamped with a Huguenot Cross in blue ink.

The reverse of this page is printed with a dated letter from Kate Mosse voicing her support for Independent Bookshops and outlining her research for this book.

Available numbersAllocated on a low to high, first come, first served basis.
SeriesThe Burning Chambers – book 2
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the tipped-in signature / number page.
StampedWith the image of a Huguenot Cross in blue ink (this is a feature exclusive to this edition).
Book Stats
PublisherPan Macmillan
Publication date
Printed byCPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 139781509806874
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)242 x 162 x 49mm
Packed weight1.203kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photographRuth Crafer
Jacket imagesShutterstock

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