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  • Iceland's Bellby Halldor Laxness; Philip Roughton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    Sometimes grim, sometimes uproarious, and always captivating, Iceland?s Bell by Nobel Laureate Halldór Laxness is at once an updating of the traditional Icelandic saga and a caustic social satire. At the close of the 17th century, Iceland is an oppressed Danish colony, suffering under extreme poverty, famine, and plague. A farmer and accused cord-thief... more...

  • The Great Weaver from Kashmirby Halldor Laxness; Philip Roughton

    Archipelago Books 2008; US$ 26.00

    Ironic and transcendent portrait--the first major novel by Nobel Laureate Halldór Laxness. Magical and elemental. more...

  • The Great Weaver From Kashmirby Halldor Laxness; Philip Roughton

    Steerforth Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    The Great Weaver from Kashmir is Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness? first major novel, the book that propelled Icelandic literature into the modern world. Shortly after World War One, Steinn Elliđi, a young philosopher-poet dandy, leaves the physical and cultural confines of Iceland?s shores for mainland Europe, seeking to become "the most perfect... more...

  • The Day is Darkby Yrsa Sigurdardottir; Philip Roughton

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; Not Available

    When all contact is lost with two Icelanders working in a harsh and sparsely populated area on the northeast coast of Greenland, Thora is hired to investigate. Is there any connection with the disappearance of a woman from the site some months earlier And why are the locals so hostile. Already an international bestseller, this fourth book to... more...

  • Someone to Watch Over Meby Yrsa Sigurdardottir; Philip Roughton

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available

    A creepy, compelling thriller, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME is the fifth Thora Gudmundsdottir novel from Yrsa, 'Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson' ( Daily Telegraph). Berglind hurried to her son and pulled him forcefully from the window. She held him close and tried at the same time to wipe the windowpane. But the haze couldn't be wiped away.... more...

  • The Day is Darkby Yrsa Sigurdardottir; Philip Roughton

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 17.08

    When all contact is lost with two Icelanders working in a harsh and sparsely populated area on the northeast coast of Greenland, Thora is hired to investigate. Is there any connection with the disappearance of a woman from the site some months earlier And why are the locals so hostile. Already an international bestseller, this fourth book to... more...

  • Someone to Watch Over Meby Yrsa Sigurdardottir; Philip Roughton

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 14.85

    A creepy, compelling thriller, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME is the fifth Thora Gudmundsdottir novel from Yrsa, 'Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson' ( Daily Telegraph). Berglind hurried to her son and pulled him forcefully from the window. She held him close and tried at the same time to wipe the windowpane. But the haze couldn't be wiped away.... more...

  • Ashes to Dustby Yrsa Sigurdardottir; Philip Roughton

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 14.85

    Thora peered at the floor, but couldn't see anything that could have frightened Markus that much, only three mounds of dust. She moved the light of her torch over them. It took her some time to realize what she was seeing-- and then it was all she could do not to let the torch slip from her hand. 'Good God,' she said. She ran the light over the three... more...

  • The Heart of Manby Jón Kalman Stefánsson; Philip Roughton

    Quercus Publishing 2015; Not Available

    Set in the awe-inspiring wilderness of the extreme north, The Heart of Man is a profound exploration of life, love and desire - a tale worthy of the sagasmiths of old. more...

  • Ashes to Dustby Yrsa Sigurdardottir; Philip Roughton

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    Thora peered at the floor, but couldn't see anything that could have frightened Markus that much, only three mounds of dust. She moved the light of her torch over them. It took her some time to realize what she was seeing-- and then it was all she could do not to let the torch slip from her hand. 'Good God,' she said. She ran the light over the three... more...

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