The Story of the Forest

The Story of the Forest

Hardback Published on: 11/05/2023
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It's 1913 and a young, carefree and recklessly innocent girl, Mina, goes out into the forest on the edge of the Baltic sea and meets a gang of rowdy young men with revolution on their minds. It sounds like a fairy tale but it's life. The adventure leads to flight, emigration and a new land, a new language and the pursuit of idealism or happiness - in Liverpool. But what of the stories from the old country; how do they shape and form the next generations who have heard the well-worn tales? From the flour mills of Latvia to Liverpool suburbia to post-war Soho, The Story of the Forest is about myths and memory and about how families adapt in order to survive. It is a story full of the humour and wisdom we have come to relish from this wonderful writer. From the Orange Prize-winning and Man Booker-shortlisted Linda Grant.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349014104
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 480g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 32 mm

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The Story of the Forest
We all have a story hidden in our family...
I must say that I immensely enjoyed Grant’s previous novels. ‘The Story of The Forest’ has a great opening - think elements of a folk tale or even a fairy ... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley