Summer 1893, and the Norwegian fishing village of Asgardstrand is preparing for the arrival of well-to-do guests and bohemian artists from the city. Local girl Johanne Lien dutifully gathers berries for tourists and poses barefoot for painters as 'The Strawberry Girl'. Johanne becomes a maid for the wealthy Ihlen family, whose wayward daughter Tullik recruits her as a go-between in her pursuit of the controversial painter Edvard Munch. Before long, Johanne is drawn into the raw emotion of Munch's art and his secret liaison with Tullik. But when she is asked to hide more than just secrets, Johanne must decide whether to take the risk...
Publication date: 07/04/2016
Publisher: Chatto & Windus an imprint of Vintage Publishing
|Publication date:||7th April 2016|
|Publisher:||Chatto & Windus an imprint of Vintage Publishing|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Historical fiction, Historical romance,|
Lisa Stromme was born in Yorkshire in 1973, and studied at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. She lives with her Norwegian husband and their two children close to Asgardstrand, the coastal village where Edvard Munch had a summer home, and which provided the setting for The Strawberry Girl. The Strawberry Girl is her first novel.More About Lisa Stromme