Finland

Robert Redford turns his hand to radio

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Much ado is being made of the latest listening figures, which have suggested that the percentage of those aged between…

Horatio Clare breaks the ice with the taciturn Finns

18 November 2017 9:00 am

In this slim travel book Horatio Clare voyages as a guest on the Finnish icebreaker Otso (Bear), ‘mostly in darkness,…

Cover illustration for the magazine Garm 1944, by Tove Jansson

A chance to see the Moomins’ creator for the genius she really was: Tove Janssons reviewed

18 November 2017 9:00 am

Tove Jansson, according to her niece’s husband, was a squirt in size and could rarely be persuaded to eat, preferring…

Our big fat problem

7 September 2017 1:00 pm

The good news is that Theresa May has dropped the threat to withdraw universal free school meals. Thank God (and…

A Finnish man was fined £83,000 for speeding because his annual income is £10.1 million

23 May 2015 9:00 am

I have rather a poor record for speeding over the years. I have been caught by cameras quite often, sometimes…

Hiding in Moominland: the conflicted life of Tove Jansson

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Tove Jansson’s father was a sculptor specialising in war memorials to the heroes of the White Guard of the Finnish…

A.N. Wilson's diary: The book that made me a writer – and the pushchair that made me an old git

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Like many inward-looking children, I always doodled stories and poems. Knowing one wanted to be a writer is a different…

Why are Scandinavians so happy when they should be so sad? 

25 January 2014 9:00 am

As I sit here in my Sarah Lund Fair Isle sweater, polishing my boxed sets of Borgen and nibbling on…