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by Naja Marie Aidt
Yahya Hassan: Digte
by Yahya Hassan
Det är natten
by Karolina Ramqvist
Wilful Disregard: A Novel About Love
by Lena Andersson and Sarah Death (translator)
Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was
by Sjón and Victoria Cribb (translator)
Minimalism is big with the Danes while Icelanders favour magical realism; the Swedes keep it classical while the Norwegians get emotional. Booker International shortlistee Dorthe Nors takes us on a tour of the most exciting voices in contemporary Scandinavian literature.
Is old age necessarily degrading? Should we leave home in our final years? Is there ever a good time to go? Novelist, biographer and critic Dame Margaret Drabble, now aged 77, discusses the difficult questions that arise as we age—and recommends five books that examine them in depth.
Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of Children
by Viviana A Zelizer
by H. Rudolph Schaffer
The Roads of Chinese Childhood
by Charles Stafford
The Child in the City
by Colin Ward
The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger
by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
We all know how children should be brought up, and rarely question the cultural norms that underly that certainty. But what does that mean for the policies we try to impose on the developing world? Jo Boyden, professor of international development at Oxford University and director of its Young Lives study, picks books that question our assumptions about how to successfully raise a child.
Aristotle tells us that all politics starts in the family, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the infamously fraught relationship between mother and daughter. Here, the novelist, playwright and poet Deborah Levy chooses the best five books that explore motherhood through literature.
Family dynamics are changing dramatically in our modern, workaholic age. The novelist – and sister of Steve Jobs, separated at birth – selects five works of fiction that illustrate some truths about families in all their variety