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The Story of the Forest

by Linda Grant - £18.99  Little, Brown Book Group (2023)
hardback    ISBN 13: 9780349014104 | ISBN 10: 0349014108

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2023
 
‘Epic and marvellously entertaining… There’s a furious energy to the novel, which constantly moves forward even as it looks sorrowfully back’
FINANCIAL TIMES
 
‘Magnificent… I want to press a copy on everyone I know’
NIGELLA LAWSON
 
‘Epic, magnificent, beautiful… I couldn’t put it down’
PHILIPPA PERRY
 
‘Jewel-like clarity… exceptional’
RICHARD COLES
 
‘Exquisite writing [and] a triumphant, elegant ending’
MAIL ON SUNDAY
 
‘An intelligent family saga… ambitious and moving and funny’
TESSA HADLEY
 
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.

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