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'I just wanted to show that comfort is a beautiful thing.' Esther Gerritsen, in her new novel Faith and Conscience, explores

With her new novel, Esther Gerritsen takes a surprising path. De trooster is more serious in tone than we have come to expect from her in recent years. "In the past, I would not have dared to do this, write about religion and then also without it being very funny."
Uncanny
'Beautiful isn't it, the cover?' Esther Gerritsen is delighted with the cover of The Comforter, with a slightly uncanny detail of Hieronymus Bosch's The Hell panel on it. 'I wanted the cover image to have something mysterious and pagan...

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