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The Bell in the Lake: Signed Edition (Hardback)
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The Bell in the Lake: Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 19/03/2020
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The first in a rich historical trilogy that draws on legend, by the author of Norwegian Wood and The Sixteen Trees of the Somme.

Norway, 1880. In the secluded village of Butangen at the end of the valley, headstrong Astrid dreams of a life beyond marriage, hard work and children. And then Pastor Kai Schweigaard comes into her life, taking over the 700-year-old stave church with its carvings of pagan deities. The two church bells were forged by her forefather in the sixteenth century, in memory of conjoined sisters Halfrid and Gunhild Hekne, and are said to have supernatural powers. But now the pastor wants to tear it down, to replace it with a modern, larger church. Though Astrid is drawn to him, this may be a provocation too far.

Talented architecture student Gerhard Schoenauer arrives from Dresden to oversee the removal of the church and its reconstruction in the German city. Everything about elegant Schoenauer is so different, so cosmopolitan. Astrid must make a choice: for her homeland and the pastor, or for a daunting and uncertain future in Germany.

Then the bells begin to toll . . .

Translated from the Norwegian by Deborah Dawkin

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781529408508
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Lars Mytting's historical novel is captivating and engaging . . . With his powerful narrative style, intertwined story and detailed knowledge of carpentry, fishing and stave churches, there is reason to believe that this time he will again reach many many readers. * Dagbladet *
Magnificent historical novel * Adresseavisen *

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