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The Bell in the Lake : The Sister Bells Trilogy Vol. 1: The Times Historical Fiction Book of the Month

The Bell in the Lake : The Sister Bells Trilogy Vol. 1: The Times Historical Fiction Book of the Month

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Publisher : Quercus Publishing
SKU: 9780857059390
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The first novel in a thrilling Norwegian historical trilogy - by the author of The Sixteen Trees of the Somme
November, 2020
"Love, suspense, nature and superstition are woven together in this powerful novel" MAJA LUNDE, author of The History of Bees "An exquisitely atmospheric novel . . . The Bell in the Lake does what fiction promises: to steal you away to another world and ask you, if unfairly, to leave a little of your heart behind" DEREK B. MILLER, author of Norwegian by Night "Lyrical, melancholy and with beautifully drawn characters, this pitches old beliefs against new ways with a haunting delicacy that rings true." DAILY MAIL THE TIMES' "Historical Fiction Book of the Month" The first in a rich historical trilogy that draws on legend, by a literary craftsman and the author of The Sixteen Trees of the Somme Norway, 1880. Winter is hard in Butangen, a village secluded at the end of a valley. The lake has frozen, and for months the ground is too hard to bury the dead. Astrid Hekne dreams of a life beyond all this, beyond marriage, children, and working the land to the end of her days. Then Pastor Kai Schweigaard takes over the small parish, with its 700-year-old stave church carved with pagan deities. The two bells in the tower were forged by Astrid's forefather in the sixteenth century, in memory of conjoined twins Halfrid and Gunhild Hekne. They are said to hold supernatural powers. The villagers are wary of the pastor and his resolve to do away with their centuries-old traditions, though Astrid also finds herself drawn to him. And then a stranger arrives from Dresden, with grand plans for the church itself. For headstrong Astrid this may be a provocation too far. Talented architecture student Gerhard Schoenauer is an improbable figure in this rugged community. Astrid has never met anyone like him; he seems so different, so sensitive. She finds that she must make a choice: for her homeland and the pastor, or for an uncertain future in Germany. Then the bells begin to ring . . . Translated from the Norwegian by Deborah Dawkin
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780857059390
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Contributor By (author) Lars Mytting, Translated by Deborah Dawkin
Publication Date 2020-09-29
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 448
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 196 X 126 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 276
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"Love, suspense, nature and superstition are woven together in this powerful novel" MAJA LUNDE, author of The History of Bees "An exquisitely atmospheric novel . . . The Bell in the Lake does what fiction promises: to steal you away to another world and ask you, if unfairly, to leave a little of your heart behind" DEREK B. MILLER, author of Norwegian by Night "Lyrical, melancholy and with beautifully drawn characters, this pitches old beliefs against new ways with a haunting delicacy that rings true." DAILY MAIL THE TIMES' "Historical Fiction Book of the Month" The first in a rich historical trilogy that draws on legend, by a literary craftsman and the author of The Sixteen Trees of the Somme Norway, 1880. Winter is hard in Butangen, a village secluded at the end of a valley. The lake has frozen, and for months the ground is too hard to bury the dead. Astrid Hekne dreams of a life beyond all this, beyond marriage, children, and working the land to the end of her days. Then Pastor Kai Schweigaard takes over the small parish, with its 700-year-old stave church carved with pagan deities. The two bells in the tower were forged by Astrid's forefather in the sixteenth century, in memory of conjoined twins Halfrid and Gunhild Hekne. They are said to hold supernatural powers. The villagers are wary of the pastor and his resolve to do away with their centuries-old traditions, though Astrid also finds herself drawn to him. And then a stranger arrives from Dresden, with grand plans for the church itself. For headstrong Astrid this may be a provocation too far. Talented architecture student Gerhard Schoenauer is an improbable figure in this rugged community. Astrid has never met anyone like him; he seems so different, so sensitive. She finds that she must make a choice: for her homeland and the pastor, or for an uncertain future in Germany. Then the bells begin to ring . . . Translated from the Norwegian by Deborah Dawkin
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780857059390
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Contributor By (author) Lars Mytting, Translated by Deborah Dawkin
Publication Date 2020-09-29
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 448
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 196 X 126 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 276
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