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It’s a Funny Old World

Scandinavia, long prominent in crime writing, saga and fairy tale categories, added timber lit to its pedigree when a guide to chopping, stacking and burning wood the Norwegian way logged a place in best seller circles.

Hel Ved (Solid Wood), by Lars Mytting, released in 2011, led to Robert Ferguson’s English translation, Norwegian Wood, which soon soared up Amazon’s UK bestseller chart, encouraging independent publisher MacLehose Press to make four reprints

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