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    Three world class translated novels delivered over the course of a year for a special person.

    Sign someone up to the next three Peirene books. Between now and March 2019 they will receive three books of world-class literature on their doorstep. The first book, Peirene No. 27 And the Wind Sees All will arrive beautifully gift-wrapped, with the choice of adding a personalised message from you.

    The next title, Peirene No. 28 Children of the Cave, will get to them in December with a third book following in March of 2019!

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  • About the next book

    Peirene No. 27 And the Wind Sees All is an Icelandic novel that takes place in the span of two minutes.

    A girl in a polkadot dress is cycling through an Icelandic fishing village. Her name is Kata and she is the village choir conductor. As she passes, we glimpse the members of the village: a priest with a gambling habit, an old brother and sister who have not talked for years, and a sea captain who has lost his son. But perhaps the most interesting story of all belongs to the young woman on the bicycle. Why is she reticent to talk about her past?

    Written by Guðmundur Andri Thorsson and translated from the Icelandic by Bjørg Arnadottir and Andrew Cauthery, And the Wind Sees All is an exploration of relaxing Nordic hygge with a passion for people at its heart.

    ‘An exceptional novel, full of music, sun and longing.’ Fréttablaðið

    ‘Captures the imagination, fires up the senses, a delightful read from beginning to end.’ Morgunblaðið