Burial Rites : The BBC Between the Covers Book Club Pick

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by Kent, Hannah

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published 07/03/2024 by PAN MACMILLAN (Picador) in the United Kingdom as part of the Picador Collection series.

Paperback | 384 pages

197 x 130 x 23mm | 268g

Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction and a BBC Between the Covers Book Club pick!'Outstanding' – Madeline Miller, author of Circe'Gripping, intriguing and unique' – Kate Mosse, author of The Burning ChambersNorthern Iceland, 1829. A woman condemned to death for murdering her lover.

A family forced to take her in.

A priest tasked with absolving her.

But all is not as it seems, and time is running out: winter is coming, and with it the execution date.

Only she can know the truth. This is Agnes's story . . .

Based on actual events, Burial Rites by Hannah Kent is a dark, thrilling work of historical fiction, and a beautiful and gripping read.

'One of the best Scandinavian crime novels I've read' – Independent'Remarkable' – Sunday Times'A must-read' – GraziaShorlisted for the Guardian First Book AwardShortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary AwardsOne of the many extraordinary books featured in the Picador Collection.