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Kaye Donachie – a painting for The Ice Palace

Beneath the dust jacket of the new edition of The Ice Palace is a painting by the London-based artist Kaye Donachie. You might be surprised to learn that Donachie’s painting was not specially commissioned for the novel about the furtive relationship … Continue reading

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An extract from The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas.

Unn sets off alone to explore the ice palace   The trip to see the ice had been discussed at school during the past few days. Unn had not taken part in it but had heard enough to know what … Continue reading

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Cased Classics

Introducing an eye-catching series of special hardback editions – the Cased Classics. We have teamed up with some of Britain’s best and most promising contemporary artists whose work will feature printed paper-over-board beneath our elegant die-cut jackets. Classic fiction has … Continue reading

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The legacy of Tarjei Vesaas

Peter Owen regards Vesaas’s The Ice Palace as the finest book that he has published. Doris Lessing said of it, with a sincere critic’s frustration, ‘We have used up all the superlatives and then, when they are needed, what is to … Continue reading

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Tarjei Vesaas’ The Birds Reviewed

Tarjei Vesaas’ masterpiece The Birds has been reviewed by Books, Yo – one of the most interesting literary book review blogs on the web. This carefully considered and thought-provoking review concludes as follows: “The Birds is tight, evocative, beautiful. Vesaas displays wonderful … Continue reading

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Fifty-one years on, Tarjei Vesaas’s The Ice Palace is an award-winner

The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas has been given The Daphne Award for fiction. Founded in 2014 by Bookslut creator and Spoilamag editor Jessa Crispin, these awards are made to revisit and honor the best books of 1963. For more information about The Ice Palace and the other winners, please click here.

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