Category Archives: Finland

A Brief History of Finland

A Brief History of Finland by Matti Klinge  (Finland) 1994 / 164 pages Rating  7.5 / history Another book from the TBR shelf-  I bought this when I was in Finland and have always meant to read it as my … Continue reading

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The Year of the Hare

The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna 1975 / 194 pages rating: 9.0 One day whilst on vacation a middle-aged man named Kaarlo Vaatenen  and his photographer buddy (who was driving) ran over a hare in the road.  The … Continue reading

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Kalevala Finnish National Epic (from tales) compiled and written by Elias Lönnrot published in 1835 / 600+ pages Rating – 10 I started this long ago,  but restarted in late October 2012.   Going well –  basic mythology with a good … Continue reading

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