Hi Hannah, you have set this book in Iceland - do you have connections with the country or have you visited it? I fell in love with it when I went there! I was so pleased to get my copy the other day and am looking forward to reading it.
I have quite a strong connection with Iceland. When I was 17 years old I travelled to a small village in northern Iceland as an exchange student. I lived there for 12 months, learned Icelandic, participated in the community and school life, and fell deeply in love with the country. I've since returned to Iceland around five or six times, mainly to visit the friends I made there, but also to research Burial Rites. It's a country that I continue to feel homesick for, even when living in my home country of Australia. I feel very connected with the culture and landscape there.