Books: Inspirations: Novelist and Arts Executive: Kate Mosse
Saturday 08 May 1999
Film: When I was small, I saw The Wizard of Oz at the old-style cinema in East Street, Chichester. I dreamed myself as Dorothy in her red, glittery shoes. Later, I played the role in a draughty village hall and realised my proper place was not on the stage but being bossy in the wings.
Play: A teenage usherette at the Chichester Festival Theatre, I watched Ted Tally's Terra Nova every night. It's about Scott's Antarctic expedition and it sends shivers down my spine even now. Ice cream sales were lousy, though.
Place: Montsegur, high in the Pyrenees: the last stronghold of the Cathar heresy. This Easter, I climbed to the citadel and could see my family making a snowman 300 ft below.
Music: The second movement of Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major.
Kate Mosse's latest novel is `Crucifix Lane' (Plume)
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Sek, k'athjilari! (That’s “yes, definitely” to non-native speakers).TV
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