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The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by [Mytting, Lars]
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An intricate story about war, family, secrets and, yes, wood ... An engaging, satisfying read. - The Times

The Sixteen Trees of the Somme is so cleverly plotted, and it builds up such effortless dramatic momentum as it zeroes in on its conclusion - Scotsman

Mytting follows up Norwegian Wood with a mystery that fits together like a piece of fine marquetry - Observer

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 - Bookanista

What a remarkable book. I adored it . . . It's one of those books I've rushed home to get back to and read late into the night. I felt embedded in Edvard's world and those of his parents and grandparents. I have an urge to visit Norway and go back to the Shetlands just to honour this book. - Jaffe and Neale Booksellers

A tragic and astonishing narrative about the love of wood, about family secrets, and finding your own self. About grief, loss and love . . . If Norwegian Wood had not made Lars Mytting a celebrity, this novel will. - Dagbladet

Probably this year's most riveting novel, a widescreen narrative that must be considered his definitive breakthrough as a writer . . . This book is so blessedly well written that even the most elaborate twists become logical and acceptable milestones in an intricate story. - Aftenposten

Mytting follows up Norwegian Wood with a mystery that fits together like a piece of fine marquetry - Observer

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The Times bestseller by the author of NORWEGIAN WOOD, a family story of epic scale.

"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.

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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2991 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Publisher: MacLehose Press (10 August 2017)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01HD3F9A2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,881 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5.0 out of 5 starsBeautifully written. Story line is very different keeps reader ...
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5.0 out of 5 starsA family saga set across 3 countries: FRANCE, SCOTLAND and NORWAY
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5.0 out of 5 starsA Norwegian- Scottish journey to the Somme - impressive!
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