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Yesterday I attended the launch of Agnes Ravatn's new book
'The Bird Tribunal'
The event was held at the Royal Norwegian Embassy where we were welcomed by the Ambassador Ms Mona Juul see below on the left standing with Karen Sullivan of Orenda Books
Agnes (see centre below) read a passage from her book in Norwegian. The same passage was then read in English by the book's translator Ms Rosie Hedger, seen below on the far right of the photograph
The book is a chilling psychological thriller.
… TV presenter Allis Hagtorn leaves her partner and her job to take
voluntary exile in a remote house on an isolated fjord. But her new job
as housekeeper and gardener is not all that it seems, and her silent,
surly employer, 44-year-old Sigurd Bagge, is not the old man she
expected. As they await the return of his wife from her travels, their
silent, uneasy encounters develop into a chilling, obsessive
relationship, and it becomes clear that atonement for past sins may not
be enough… Haunting, consuming and powerful, The Bird Tribunal is a
taut, exquisitely written psychological thriller that builds to a
shocking, dramatic crescendo that will leave you breathless.