French lessons: Kate Mosse

French lessons: Kate Mosse
Kate Mosse: ‘The human heart doesn’t change’ Pic: Ruth Crajer

Like all her other books, Kate Mosse’s latest novel The Burning Chambers is steeped in lore and history - and this time she’s training her sights on 16th-century France, writes Anna Carey

Kate Mosse’s new book The Burning Chambers is set in the Languedoc region of southern France, but its origins lie in a surprisingly faraway place. “As always with me,” she says, “the stories come out of the landscape and the history.”

Mosse has spent a lot of time in Languedoc, where she has had a house for nearly 30 years and which is also the setting of her multimillion-selling Languedoc trilogy (which began with...

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