RELEASE DATE: Sept. 29, 2020. Full Review (723 words). Search String: Summary |  Book review - The Bell in the Lake by Lars Mytting. The conflicts and the problems that arise have less to do with social and cultural differences than personal ones that run up against family backgrounds and old traditions. Magazine Subscribers (How to Find Your Reader Number). Descriptions of the stave church’s mythological, pre-Christian carvings ignite the imagination, while the austere realities of life in a rustic village, where the women give “birth without fuss and return … to the milking shed with the afterbirth still steaming behind them,” are relayed with sobering matter-of-factness. That family history goes back a long time, and The Bell in the Lake takes in local myths and legends, particularly one relating to the famous bells in the church that were forged in memory of a pair of conjoined twins in the Henke family. The young man is a talented builder who has strong personal values. Kin “[find] each other’s lives inscrutable” in this rich, sharp story about the way identity is formed. Disclosure: This article is not an endorsement, but a review. Michelle Anne Schingler HISTORICAL FICTION | It’s free and takes less than 10 seconds! Retrieve credentials. Hardcover $27.00 (400pp)978-1-4197-4318-4. Buy The Bell in the Lake: The Sister Bells Trilogy Vol. (Translator) Along with a crucifixion scene and a tapestry of the Day of Judgment, the church features carvings of Norse myths and ... BookBrowse's reviews and "beyond the book" articles are part of the many benefits of membership and, thus, are generally only available to subscribers, including individual members and patrons of libraries that subscribe. All reviews lake view beautiful hotel afternoon tea main restaurant drawing room wedding party scones lake district buffet style course meal cream tea coffee machine high standard fantastic views car park special occasion family room four poster could not fault short break brasserie furnishings. Inspired by that story and by the real-life move of a stave church from Norway to what is now Poland (see Beyond the Book), he embarked on a set of three novels in which history and myth mingle to determine the future of the isolated village of Butangen. Schonauer's task is to prepare sketches of the building, figure out the peculiarities of its construction and oversee and organise its dismantling before it is reassembled in Dresden exactly as stood in Butangen. Like Astrid, the narrator of Marco Balzano’s I’m Staying Here (Head. 1: The Times Historical Fiction Book of the Month by Mytting, Lars, Dawkin, Deborah from Amazon's Fiction Books Store. translated by Then 60,50 € per month.New customers onlyCancel anytime during your trial, Try full digital access and see why over 1 million readers subscribe to the FT, FT print edition delivered Monday - Saturday along with ePaper access, Premium access for multiple users, with integrations & admin tools, Purchase a Trial subscription for 1,00 € for 4 weeks, You will be billed 60,50 € per month after the trial ends, Purchase a Digital subscription for 6,50 € per week, You will be billed 37,50 € per month after the trial ends, Purchase a Print subscription for 10,61 € per week, You will be billed 102,96 € per month after the trial ends, Purchase a Team or Enterprise subscription for per week, You will be billed per month after the trial ends, Donald Trump tells government to co-operate with Biden transition, Janet Yellen prepares for second act at pinnacle of US economic policymaking, Nigeria’s richest plough money into Africa’s biggest economy, UK telecoms groups face huge fines for Huawei breaches, Rishi Sunak to set out £4.3bn plan to tackle threat of mass unemployment, France demands digital tax payments from US tech groups, US stocks set record high as investors look to new administration, Tesla’s market value soars to $500bn ahead of S&P 500 debut, The shift to remote work carries an inherent risk, What the world can learn from the Covid-19 pandemic, Airlines offer passengers health passes to steer out of Covid crisis, UK bosses rush to sell stakes over capital gains tax fears, Germany frets over its corporate dependency on China, Why the world’s biggest security company is under attack, City of London makes late scramble to limit Brexit disruption, Vaccine hopes set off rush for emerging markets, ECB signals lifting of ban on bank dividends next year, Oil prices hit highest level since March on vaccine hopes, Lessons from Japan: High-income countries have common problems, Bitcoin finally finds a rationale in doomsday scenarios, China sends a message with Australian crackdown, ‘There will be shocks’: Yngve Slyngstad, Norway’s $1tn man. In Butangen in 1880, ancient stories still wield great power.