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Burial rites

Author: Hannah Kent
Publisher: London : Picador, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes's death  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah Kent
ISBN: 9781447233176 1447233174
OCLC Number: 868080763
Notes: Originally published: 2013.
Awards: Short-listed for Guardian First Book Award 2013 (UK)
Long-listed for Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2014 (UK)
Long-listed for Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction 2014 (UK)
Description: 354 pages : map ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Hannah Kent.

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Inspired by a true story, Burial Rites follows the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.  Read more...

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`Hannah Kent has a fine turn of phrase . . . that makes Agnes Magnusdottir, the central figure in her debut novel, both elusive and captivating . . . Kent is to be commended for being drawn to a Read more...

 
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