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  • Description

    An annual Peirene subscription consists of 3 translated fiction titles. Our subscribers receive our books 6-8 weeks before they are available in bookshops.

    If you subscribe today, you will receive your first book, Peirene No. 27 And the Wind Sees All, straight away. The next title, Peirene No. 28 Children of the Cave, will get to you in December 2018. You will continue to receive books every Spring, Summer and Winter as long as you remain signed up.

    If you are already a 2018 subscriber but are changing to direct debit today, you will have recently received And the Wind Sees All. So the first book that you will receive under your direct debit scheme will be Peirene No. 28, Children of the Cave.

    Please note that a Peirene subscription only includes our series of translated European literature (see Peirene’s series page here for more details). If you’d like to buy our Peirene Now! books, click here.

    To buy a gift subscription for a year, head to our gift subscriptions page.

    ‘An invaluable contribution to our cultural life.’ ANDREW MOTION

    ‘A class act.’ THE GUARDIAN

    The purchase of a Peirene subscription supports the curation of our future titles, allowing us to continue to bring you the best literature from Europe.

    And, as an added bonus, subscribers also benefit from:

    – 40% discount for yourself and a guest on all Peirene events.

    – free UK P&P (and subsidised P&P to Europe and the rest of the world).

  • 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

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