A quietly life-affirming study of the passage from childhood to old age of an unassuming man, shortlisted for the International Booker
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Review no 90: Harald Sohlberg: Norwegian artist
Harald Sohlberg: a Norwegian painter of magical landscapes
Review no 53: Winterlust, Finding Beauty in the Fiercest Season by Bernd Brunner (Germany)
Lots of fascinating anecdotes about the experience of winter through the ages
Review no 49: Snow, Dog, Foot, Claudio Morandini (Italy)
Is this a mystery story or survival lit? Either way it’s a great read.
Review no 38: Hans Christian Andersen (1805-75), The Snow Queen and other stories (Denmark)
EUROPE What better choice for Christmas Eve than a cold, seasonal fairy tale from that master of the form, Hans Christian Andersen? When I was very young, we used to visit my grandparents, and in the evening I would be put to bed with a selection of the few children’s books that my grandmother kept …
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Hanne Ørstavik, Love (Norway)
I loved this short, sharp shock of a novel. Think you’re a bad mother? It’s ok, you’re not as bad as Vibeke.
Review no 1: Tove Jansson (1914-2001) , The True Deceiver (Finland)
Translated from the Swedish by Thomas Teal EUROPE **** “I loved this book. It’s cool in both senses of the word, understated yet exciting …. The characters still haunt me.” – Ruth Rendell It wasn’t until I went to an amazing exhibition on the life and work of Tove Jansson at Dulwich Picture Gallery in …
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