Local newspaper Mitt i Danderyd recently reported that Ulf Durling, a crime fiction writer and now-retired psychiatrist (who worked for 40 years at Danderyd Sjukhus), has made a US top-10 book list after his first novel was translated into English last year. That was his first novel...of sixteen...and over 100 short stories. It was first published in 1971 and titled 'Gammal Ost' in Swedish.
Called 'Hard Cheese' by the translator, the murder mystery is set in a small Swedish town and is up to a cheese-loving local doctor to solve the case! Ulf Durling now tours Sweden giving lectures on the benefits of reading about murder. Worth bedtime reading? Let us know what you think.
English book clubs have popped up around the neighbourhood a few times over the past few years but often as part of existing groups of friends. Now Martina, who works for the library service in Danderyd and is a fluent English speaker, has set one up for everyone at the library in Mörby Centrum. I love this idea (and did pester Martina about it!) because it makes joining in about the books and love of reading rather than a pressure each time on the person hosting. I can't wait for it to get started in March.
Danderyd libraries have their own blog now. They use it to post news about the library events but also to review new books, including English ones - with reviews in English too. Worth checking out if you like reading. http://danderydsbibliotek.blogspot.se/
I'm an English gal with a Swedish husband and children living permanently in Danderyd. These are my thoughts on what is going on around here.
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