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The Sixteen Trees of the Somme - Lars Mytting

The Sixteen Trees of the Somme - Lars Mytting

Title: The Sixteen Trees of the Somme

Author:  Lars Mytting

ISBN:  9780857056047

Weight:  909 g

Signed first edition, first printing



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The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytting

Edvard grows up on a remote mountain farmstead in Norway with his taciturn grandfather, Sverre.  The death of his parents, when he was three years old, has always been shrouded in mystery – he has never been told how or where it took place and has only a distant memory of his mother.

But he knows that the fate of his grandfather’s brother, Einar, is somehow bound up with this mystery.  One day a coffin is delivered for his grandfather long before his death – a meticulous, beautiful piece of craftsmanship.  Perhaps Einar is not dead after all.

Edvard’s desperate quest to unlock the family’s tragic secrets takes him on a long journey – from Norway to the Shetlands, and to the battlefields of France – to the discovery of a very unusual inheritance.  The Sixteen Trees of the Somme is about the love of wood and finding your own self, a beautifully intricate and moving tale that spans an entire century.

By Norway’s bestselling novelist and the author of Norwegian Wood, a family story of epic scale.

Peer & Press Reviews

Mytting’s book is as much a romantic historical thriller as it is a book of promise, a page-turner as it is a reflective journey into selfhood, history, life’s meaning and individual moral responsibility.

Mika Provata-Carlone, Bookanista

An intricate story about war, family, secrets and, yes, wood…  An engaging, satisfying read.


The Sixteen Trees of the Somme is so cleverly plotted, and it builds up such effortless dramatic momentum as it zeroes in on its conclusion.

Roger Cox, Scotsman

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Sixteen Trees of the Somme
Translator: Paul Russell Garrett
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Imprint: MacLehose Press
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9780857056047
ISBN 10: 0857056042
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 403
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 162 x 37mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: Julie Pike
Jacket design: The Picture Production Company
Jacket illustration: The Picture Production Company

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