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Sixteen Trees of the Somme

By Norway's bestselling novelist and the author of NORWEGIAN WOOD, a family story of epic scale. 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.Translated from the Norwegian by Paul Russell Garrett


Lars Mytting

Lars Mytting, a novelist and journalist, was born in Fåvang, Norway, in 1968. His novel Svøm med dem som drukner (English title The Sixteen Trees of the Somme) went to no. 1 on the Norwegian Fiction bestsellers list.
It went on to win the Norwegian National Booksellers' Award and the film rights have recently been sold.

His next book  Norwegian Wood  became an international bestseller, making  Lars  the only author in Norway  to achieve a number 1 hardback in both fiction and non-fiction.

In the UK Norwegian Wood sold over 130,000 copies through the TCM and was the Bookseller Industry Awards Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2016.

Also by Lars Mytting

Norwegian Wood : Non-fiction Book of the Year 2016 - Lars Mytting

THE BRITISH BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016Whether you're a seasoned woodcutter, or your passion is yet to be kindled, NORWEGIAN WOOD is the perfect fireside read, and an ideal seasonal gift. Chopping and stacking wood is a pastime where the world makes sense once more. Because our relationship to fire is so ancient, so universal, it seems that in learning about wood, you...

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