The Dove of Montségur

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It is 1240 and a community of Cathars, persecuted for their beliefs, has withdrawn to the mountaintop fortress of Montségur, in southern France. This is the true story of their circumstances, their fate and their redemption, thanks to a young girl's bravery. More

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About Leitha Martin

Born in Australia I have lived in Italy since 1981. A mother of two, I ran Leitha's English Playgroup in Milan for 15 years. The 1980s saw the publication of a fantasy story for children, The Bluemoon Fantastics, Rigby 1982 (Australia) and a text for teaching English through play L'Inglese con Te, Emme 1988 (Italy). Since 2000 I have had the opportunity to write again and have been happily working on historical and pre-historical fiction for anyone over 10, as well as lighthearted tales for young children - to be published soon...


Review by: Margaret Beavis on Feb. 25, 2013 :
It is a beautifully crafted story- so evocative of the time of the inquisition in medieval France.The realism with which the grim prospects they faced were depicted had a very light touch. I really liked the herioine and the gentle love stories as they unfold. There is a joy in the language, and in the songs and poems.

It is an engaging history, imbued with a sense of the time and a love of language while the strange and tragic tale unfolds.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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