iceland
Book review

The Darkest Room – Johan Theorin

Imagine a bitterly cold Swedish winter, on the bleak treeless coastal island, in an old manor house built from the wood of a wrecked ship in which scores of sailors drowned, where one's only neighbours are 2 lighthouses, one of which no longer works and is haunted. Is there any better location for a thriller/murder… Continue reading The Darkest Room – Johan Theorin

Advertisements
kristina ohlsson book review
Community

Not Your Average Crime Novel – ‘Unwanted’

'In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train.'

'In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train.' Suspicion immediately falls upon the husband who has previously been violent towards his estranged wife in the past, but is he really the killer?

marimekko shop helsinki
Community

Finding my Feet in Finland

I was surprised with what I found. Can I say that? I knew so little about Helsinki or Finnish history. The Nordic regions weren't a focus of the Australian school curriculum at all. In fact, growing up in Australia in the sixties,you would be considered a bit of a nerd, or at least a well-read… Continue reading Finding my Feet in Finland

Australia, Community, History & Traditions, Painting

Scandinavian Festival 2013

"Newstead overrun with Vikings!"   But there was no raping nor pillaging this time and just as well:  10,000 + people were present in Austin Street. [The Scandinavian community is big here] Now set to become an annual event, the second Scandinavian festival was in full swing on September 8th and all the Nordic clubs… Continue reading Scandinavian Festival 2013