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|Dimensions||236mm x 155mm x 26mm|
|Publisher||Pan Macmillan Australia|
|Release Date||1 May 2013|
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This one is perfect for book clubs. It is based on the true story of a young woman who was convicted, along with two others, of the murder of an Icelandic farmer in the early 1900s. She is condemned to death but there is no facility to hold prisoners until their execution, so she is sent to live with a farming family until the details of her death are decided. The family is appalled that they must take a murderess into their home but gradually, over the months she lives with them, they come to see her as a person and not a monster. Agnes is clever and capable and above all, a survivor, and runs rings around the young reverend appointed to try to save her mortal soul. So was she guilty? Youíll find out - itís a clever debut novel from this Australian writer.
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I do like true stories. If the true story is written with a bit of guess work of did she or did she not as in this case, it makes you want to read the book til the end without putting it down.
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