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Burial Rites - Hannah Kent, Morven Christie
Burial Rites
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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... show more
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 looms, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they've heard.

Riveting and rich with lyricism, BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place, and asks the question, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?
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Format: MP3 CD
ISBN: 9781743166888 (1743166885)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Pages no: 720
Edition language: English
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Anna's Bibliotheca
Anna's Bibliotheca rated it
5.0
“Haunting” is the best word to describe this début novel by Hannah Kent. Set in the nineteenth century Iceland, the novel deals with matter of perception: how do you see yourself and how others see you. The novel also gently introduces the reader to the historical Iceland. Agnes Magnúsdóttir - ce...
Read All The Things! Reviews
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4.5 Burial Rites
Burial Rites is based on the true story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the last woman to be executed in Iceland. In the early 1800s, Agnes is convicted of stabbing her employer to death and sent to a remote farm until the government can arrange her beheading. While she is waiting for her execution, she tell...
Amber's Thoughts
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5.0 Love and Death in the Far North
This is by no means a mystery novel, and yet the question that keeps the suspense alive through its spiritual, emotional, and Icelandic darkness comes from the question of the truth about a murder. The accused have already been tried. The central character, Agnes, has already been condemned. But the...
Sarah's Library
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3.0 Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Possible, probable spoilers (I'm not sure as I haven't written them yet) throughout. 19/3 - Interesting, disturbing, and slightly distressing, and a true story. When Agnes thinks about how many days she has left I relate that to my own contemplation of how many days I have left before my surgery, ...
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