Review: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

THEY SAID I MUST DIE. So begins Burial Rites, a masterfully crafted novel by Australian author Hannah Kent. It tells the story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, a servant-woman convicted of murdering her former master, condemned to death and sent to live with a reluctant family while awaiting execution. Intrigued? I was, as I stood in Dymocks with a pile of books already tucked under my arm and my right eye glued to the series two disc-set of The Returned (Les Revenants) calling to me from the other wall. burial-rites-hannah-kent Continue reading

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