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WIN a signed copy of Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback

March 27, 2015 | Leave a comment

WIN a signed copy of Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback

Cecilia Ekback’s book Wolf Winter has been getting a lot of press since it was published – and rightly so: It’s a beautiful novel.

Buy the book here 

Swedish Lapland, 1717. Maija, her husband Paavo and her daughters Frederika and Dorotea arrive from their native Finland, hoping to forget the traumas of their past and put down new roots in this harsh but beautiful land. Above them looms Blackåsen, a mountain whose foreboding presence looms over the valley and whose dark history seems to haunt the lives of those who live in its shadow.

While herding the family’s goats on the mountain, Frederika happens upon the mutilated body of one of their neighbors, Eriksson. The death is dismissed as a wolf attack, but Maija feels certain that the wounds could only have been inflicted by another man. Compelled to investigate despite her neighbors’ strange disinterest in the death and the fate of Eriksson’s widow, Maija is drawn into the dark history of tragedies and betrayals that have taken place on Blackåsen. Young Frederika finds herself pulled towards the mountain as well, feeling something none of the adults around her seem to notice.

Cecilia was a customer of ours for many years before she moved to Canada – and we’re are immensely proud of her achievements with her first book. She has given us a signed copy of her book to give away to one of you guys.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning, just answer this easy question:

Which if these is not a town in Sweden:

  1. Lund
  2. Umeå
  3. Bergen

Answer by email to iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk before Tuesday 1st April at noon. Winner will be picked at random from correct entries and notified by email. Usual rules apply. No cheating.

WIN ‘The Year of living Danishly’

January 30, 2015 | Leave a comment

Helen Russell moved to Jylland. A lot of us here can imagine just what she went through! She discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn’t Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries.

What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born, or made? Helen decides there is only one way to find out: she will give herself a year, trying to uncover the formula for Danish happiness.

From childcare, education, food and interior design to SAD, taxes, sexism and an unfortunate predilection for burning witches, The Year of Living Danishly is a funny, poignant record of a journey that shows us where the Danes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly ourselves.

You can buy the book right here

We’ve got a couple of copies of the book to give away to lucky winners. To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer this easy question:

What is the name of the Danish Prime Minister?

  1. Helle Thorning-Schmidt
  2. Sarah Lund
  3. Birgitte Nyborg

Email you answer to iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk before Tuesday 3rd February 2015 at noon. The winners will be picked from random entries. Usual competition rules apply. No alternative prize. No cash alternative. No cheating.

‘A lovely mix of English sensibility and Danish pragmatism. Helen seems to have understood more about the Danish character than I have! My only worry is that it will make everyone want to have a go and my holiday home area will get overcrowded.’ Sandi Toksvig.

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