You may have seen our recent window display celebrating ~
The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis
(featuring genuine butcher’s hook courtesy of AA Swarbrick Butchers on Westgate.)
We’ve made a Book Venn to show which great titles this book reminds us of.
If you like a rebellious heroine, caught up in crimes of passion in a vivid historical setting, then we think The Butcher’s Hook might be just up your alley!
The Looking-Glass Sisters
by GØHRIL GABRIELSEN
Translated from the Norwegian by John Irons
Written in 2008, published in this translation in September 2015 by Peirene Press*
This book explores the oxymoron of the abusive carer; bound by duty but fuelled by resentment.
The northern expanse of Norway is a land of extreme conditions and opposites, with long dark winters and summers of constant light. Here, a pair of middle aged sisters, living otherwise alone in this isolated landscape, have been locked together in a bitter power struggle for their entire adult lives.