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Lars Mytting - Author

About the Author

Lars Mytting was born in Favang, Norway in 1968. He is author and journalist. He has written two novels, both met with critical acclaim, and the first was sold to Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Finland. However, it was for Norwegian Wood, a work of non-fiction, that he became a household name.

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The Bell in the Lake

The Bell in the Lake

Author: Lars Mytting Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Love, suspense, nature and superstition are woven together in this powerful novel MAJA LUNDE, author of The History of Bees An exquisitely atmospheric novel . . . The Bell in the Lake does what fiction promises: to steal you away to another world and ask you, if unfairly, to leave a little of your heart behind DEREK B. MILLER, author of Norwegian by Night Lyrical, melancholy and with beautifully drawn characters, this pitches old beliefs against new ways with a haunting delicacy that rings true. DAILY MAIL THE TIMES' Historical Fiction Book of the Month The first in a rich historical trilogy that draws on legend, by a literary craftsman and the author of The Sixteen Trees of the Somme Norway, 1880. Winter is hard in Butangen, a village secluded at the end of a valley. The lake has frozen, and for months the ground is too hard to bury the dead. Astrid Hekne dreams of a life beyond all this, beyond marriage, children, and working the land to the end of her days. Then Pastor Kai Schweigaard takes over the small parish, with its 700-year-old stave church carved with pagan deities. The two bells in the tower were forged by Astrid's forefather in the sixteenth century, in memory of conjoined twins Halfrid and Gunhild Hekne. They are said to hold supernatural powers. The villagers are wary of the pastor and his resolve to do away with their centuries-old traditions, though Astrid also finds herself drawn to him. And then a stranger arrives from Dresden, with grand plans for the church itself. For headstrong Astrid this may be a provocation too far. Talented architecture student Gerhard Schoenauer is an improbable figure in this rugged community. Astrid has never met anyone like him; he seems so different, so sensitive. She finds that she must make a choice: for her homeland and the pastor, or for an uncertain future in Germany. Then the bells begin to ring . . . Translated from the Norwegian by Deborah Dawkin

The Bell in the Lake

The Bell in the Lake

Author: Lars Mytting Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Love, suspense, nature and superstition are woven together in this powerful novel MAJA LUNDE, author of The History of Bees An exquisitely atmospheric novel . . . The Bell in the Lake does what fiction promises: to steal you away to another world and ask you, if unfairly, to leave a little of your heart behind DEREK B. MILLER, author of Norwegian by Night Lyrical, melancholy and with beautifully drawn characters, this pitches old beliefs against new ways with a haunting delicacy that rings true. DAILY MAIL Mytting uses the love story to explore the clash between tradition and modernity THE TIMES (Historical Fiction Book of the Month) The first in a rich historical trilogy that draws on legend, by a literary craftsman and the author of The Sixteen Trees of the Somme Norway, 1880. Winter is hard in Butangen, a village secluded at the end of a valley. The lake has frozen, and for months the ground is too hard to bury the dead. Astrid Hekne dreams of a life beyond all this, beyond marriage, children, and working the land to the end of her days. Then Pastor Kai Schweigaard takes over the small parish, with its 700-year-old stave church carved with pagan deities. The two bells in the tower were forged by Astrid's forefather in the sixteenth century, in memory of conjoined twins Halfrid and Gunhild Hekne. They are said to hold supernatural powers. The villagers are wary of the pastor and his resolve to do away with their centuries-old traditions, though Astrid also finds herself drawn to him. And then a stranger arrives from Dresden, with grand plans for the church itself. For headstrong Astrid this may be a provocation too far. Talented architecture student Gerhard Schoenauer is an improbable figure in this rugged community. Astrid has never met anyone like him; he seems so different, so sensitive. She finds that she must make a choice: for her homeland and the pastor, or for an uncertain future in Germany. Then the bells begin to ring . . . Rich, sinuous prose . . . a beautiful example of modern Norwegian folklore GUARDIAN Translated from the Norwegian by Deborah Dawkin

The Bell in the Lake

The Bell in the Lake

Author: Lars Mytting Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2020

Love, suspense, nature and superstition are woven together in this powerful novel MAJA LUNDE, author of The History of Bees An exquisitely atmospheric novel . . . The Bell in the Lake does what fiction promises: to steal you away to another world and ask you, if unfairly, to leave a little of your heart behind DEREK B. MILLER, author of Norwegian by Night Lyrical, melancholy and with beautifully drawn characters, this pitches old beliefs against new ways with a haunting delicacy that rings true. DAILY MAIL Mytting uses the love story to explore the clash between tradition and modernity THE TIMES (Historical Fiction Book of the Month) The first in a rich historical trilogy that draws on legend, by a literary craftsman and the author of The Sixteen Trees of the Somme Norway, 1880. Winter is hard in Butangen, a village secluded at the end of a valley. The lake has frozen, and for months the ground is too hard to bury the dead. Astrid Hekne dreams of a life beyond all this, beyond marriage, children, and working the land to the end of her days. Then Pastor Kai Schweigaard takes over the small parish, with its 700-year-old stave church carved with pagan deities. The two bells in the tower were forged by Astrid's forefather in the sixteenth century, in memory of conjoined twins Halfrid and Gunhild Hekne. They are said to hold supernatural powers. The villagers are wary of the pastor and his resolve to do away with their centuries-old traditions, though Astrid also finds herself drawn to him. And then a stranger arrives from Dresden, with grand plans for the church itself. For headstrong Astrid this may be a provocation too far. Talented architecture student Gerhard Schoenauer is an improbable figure in this rugged community. Astrid has never met anyone like him; he seems so different, so sensitive. She finds that she must make a choice: for her homeland and the pastor, or for an uncertain future in Germany. Then the bells begin to ring . . . Rich, sinuous prose . . . a beautiful example of modern Norwegian folklore GUARDIAN Translated from the Norwegian by Deborah Dawkin

The Sixteen Trees of the Somme

The Sixteen Trees of the Somme

Author: Lars Mytting Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

A family story of epic scale, by the author of NORWEGIAN WOOD and THE BELL IN THE LAKE. An intricate story about war, family, secrets and,yes, wood ... An engaging, satisfying read The Times So cleverly plotted, and it builds up such effortless dramatic momentum as it zeroes in on its conclusion Scotsman Edvard grows up on a remote mountain farmstead in Norway with his taciturn grandfather, Sverre. The death of his parents, when he was three years old, has always been shrouded in mystery - he has never been told how or where it took place and has only a distant memory of his mother. But he knows that the fate of his grandfather's brother, Einar, is somehow bound up with this mystery. One day a coffin is delivered for his grandfather long before his death - a meticulous, beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Perhaps Einar is not dead after all. Edvard's desperate quest to unlock the family's tragic secrets takes him on a long journey - from Norway to the Shetlands, and to the battlefields of France - to the discovery of a very unusual inheritance. The Sixteen Trees of the Somme is about the love of wood and finding your own self, a beautifully intricate and moving tale that spans an entire century. A TIMES BESTSELLER Mytting's book is as much a romantic historical thriller as it is a book of promise, a page-turner as it is a reflective journey into selfhood, history, life's meaning and individual moral responsibility - Mika Provata-Carlone, Bookanista Translated from the Norwegian by Paul Russell Garrett

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