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  • Published: 13 June 2024
  • ISBN: 9781804944332
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

Snow Country

The epic historical novel from the author of Birdsong

The Sunday Times bestselling epic love story from master storyteller Sebastian Faulks


'Faulks's most poignant love story yet' ANTONY BEEVOR

1914: Aspiring journalist Anton arrives in Vienna where he meets Delphine, a woman of deep secrets. Anton is entranced by the light of first love, until his country declares war on hers.

1927: For Lena, life in a small town has been harsh and cold. When her love affair with a young lawyer crumbles, she leaves to take a post at a remote snow-capped sanatorium.

1933: Anton is sent to write about the same clinic, the mysterious Schloss Seeblick. In this place, on the banks of a silvery lake where the roots of human suffering are laid bare, two people will see each other as if for the first time.

‘A magnificent, moving novel’ INDEPENDENT

‘Faulks on his best form’ TELEGRAPH

  • Published: 13 June 2024
  • ISBN: 9781804944332
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the author

Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks was born in April 1953. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1991, he worked as a journalist. Sebastian Faulks’s books include A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Engleby, Birdsong, A Week in December and Where My Heart Used to Beat.

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Praise for Snow Country

A fine and profoundly intelligent novel, written by an author who balances big ideas with human emotion. Wistful, yearning and wise.

Elizabeth Day

Faulks's most poignant love story yet

Antony Beevor

What we're reading on holiday.

The Times

Sebastian Faulks' latest novel is beautifully written, shot through with a sense of the frailty of love that is at times reminiscent of William Faulkner's The Wild Palms... This is a superb novel


A 5* masterpiece that I devoured in a day

New Books Magazine

Beautifully written and compelling

Sunday Express