Sentenced to death for murder, Agnes Magnusdottir awaits her execution in the home of a regional official. This Icelandic tale is based on a true story and fictionalised by Australian author Hannah Kent. Burial Rites is a captivating read that transported me straight into Agnes' world and the heart of Scandinavia. The relationships between Agnes and those around her are complicated, but not without compassion. If you haven't yet read this novel, request a copy in your Christmas stocking and hunt it down for your book-loving friends - a must read!