Abbey's Bookshop Logo
Go to my checkout basket
Login to Abbey's Bookshop
Register with Abbey's Bookshop
Gift Vouchers
Browse by Category

facebook
Google Book Preview
Burial Rites
— —
Hannah Kent
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent at Abbey's Bookshop,

Burial Rites

Hannah Kent


9781743516966

Picador


Fiction & Literature;
Historical fiction


Paperback

$19.99
In stock
Ready to ship
order qty:  
Add this item to my basket

WINNER ~ INDIE AWARDS 2014 - BEST DEBUT FICTION

ABBEY'S CHOICE MAY 2013 ----- A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. 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 Toti, 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, this story 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?

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney

By:   Hannah Kent
Imprint:   Picador
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   271g
ISBN:   9781743516966
ISBN 10:   1743516967
Publication Date:   March 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active


  • Shortlisted for Guardian First Book Award 2013.
  • Shortlisted for Stella Prize 2014.
  • Winner of ABA Nielsen Bookdata Booksellers' Choice Award 2014
  • Winner of ABIA & Booktopia People's Choice Awards: Fiction Book of the Year 2014
  • Winner of ABIA & Booktopia People's Choice Awards: Fiction Book of the Year 2014.
  • Winner of ABIA Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2014
  • Winner of ABIA Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2014.
  • Winner of Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014.
  • Winner of Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award - Booksellers' Choice 2014.
  • Winner of Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists 2014.
My Shopping Basket
Your cart does not contain any items.