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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Wednesday 4th September, 2013 - Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (chosen by Ge)

  • Set in Iceland
  • Historical fiction 
  • Based on the life of Agnus Magnusdottir (1795-1830)  Agnus was the last women to be beheaded in Iceland.
  • Captivating
  • Haunting
  • Beautifully written  (Book has a map)
  • Audio book read by Morven Christie  (excellent!)
  • We loved this book!

Interesting Links:

Hannah Kent - website

The Australian

The Telegraph

Australian Story - Hannah Kent  (photos and video)

Hannah Kent in conversation with Angela Meyer ( - article by Bronwyn Lea

Readings Monthly May 2013 - Hannah Kent  (There is an article on p6 )

Discussion Question (Bookbrowse link)

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