Classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen and Selma Lagerlöf sit alongside modern-day fables from Karl Ove Knausgaard and Vigdis Hjorth in this collection of Scandinavian stories.
Visions and prophesies seen in dark woods; toys and trees come to life; trolls raising chaos; and families torn apart – only to be brought back together by festive cheer. Each story touches on the warm and wild spirit of Christmas, where the cosiness and contentment of the season can often give way to the unexpected, the magical and sometimes the mystical.
Hand and Mind Together
Faced with a new book, an illustrator ponders. Should the illustrations decorate the page or interpret the text? Should they interpret it scene by scene or accompany it at a distance as a visual...Read more