A quietly life-affirming study of the passage from childhood to old age of an unassuming man, shortlisted for the International Booker
Harald Sohlberg: a Norwegian painter of magical landscapes
Lots of fascinating anecdotes about the experience of winter through the ages
Is this a mystery story or survival lit? Either way it’s a great read.
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 …
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.
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 …