Best-selling author to join the city festivities

Author Kate Mosse
Author Kate Mosse
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A WORLD-famous author is joining Portsmouth Festivities programme this year.

Kate Mosse, author of the best-selling Languedoc trilogy, will be taking to the stage at Portsmouth Festivities which takes place in June.

Following the paperback release of the latest book in the trilogy, Citadel, Kate will be speaking to the audience in the historical surroundings of the Square Tower, Broad Street, Old Portsmouth.

She will be speaking about her latest novel which is the conclusion of the trilogy, which also includes international best sellers Labyrinth and Sephulcre.

Set in Carcassone and the Aude during World War II, Citadel tells the story of a female resistance unit, fighting against the occupation of their country.

A television adaptation of the first of the three novels Labyrinth will be shown over the weekend on Channel Four.

The two-part series will be shown at 9pm.

Samantha Worsey, festivities general manager, said: ‘We’re thrilled that Kate will be joining us for this year’s Festivities.

‘The new television series will no doubt introduce new audiences to Kate Mosse and her books.

‘We hope they will be encouraged to come and meet her during the Festivities.’

Portsmouth Festivities is a 10-day festival celebrating arts, culture and heritage.

It runs from June 21 till June 30 and will feature a wide programme of music, theatre, talks, education and community events.

The full line-up will be announced in April 2013

More information can be found at portsmouthfestivities.org.uk