‘As free as a caged bird…’

I just wanted to share this wonderful review on @books_b_t_story’s blog of And the Swans Began to Sing, by Icelandic author Thora Karitas.

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Good morning all, I am on another Random Things blog tour today! And The Swans Began To Sing by Thora Karitas Arnadottir is out January 10th 2019!

Blurb

Gudbjorg Thorisdottir is born into a happy Icelandic family in 1952, the second child of loving parents and followed by three further siblings. They live upstairs in Mörk, a painted corrugated iron house in Reykjavik that has been in the family for generations. Their home is dominated by Gudgjorg’s grandfather, who lives in the ground-floor apartment with her aunt, uncle and cousins. Next door to Mörk is Little-Farm, the original old stone house with a coal cellar that Gudbjorg calls the Black Hole.
Gudbjorg is frightened of the Black Hole because horrible things happen down there. She lives with a secret that she can’t tell anybody, because Grandpa says that her family will lose their home if she does. Grandpa buys her…

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