Staff Reviews


Burial Rites

Burial Rites

By Hannah Kent

“ Drawing on mythology and historical fact, Hannah Kent paints a vivid picture of Icelandic society of the early 1800s ”

 The Adelaide author Hannah Kent spent a year on exchange in Iceland in 2002. Her overseas experience and her later PhD studies at Flinders University contributed to this interesting read about Agnes, an Icelandic servant who was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Drawing on mythology and historical fact, Hannah Kent paints a vivid picture of Icelandic society of the early 1800s and the protagonist Agnes, the alleged murderess, who awaits her execution.

Mr Glen Robins

Reviewed by Mr G Robins (French Teacher)