I’m terribly excited as I’m writing this, not only because I can finally share with you the title and cover of my next book, but also because I’m about to leave for a mini-break to Sweden with my friends. Friendships are so important, and I’m lucky I have a set of school friends, who still want to know me, and (get this!) want to spend a few days in my company.
When you are reading this, I will be kitted out in warm skiwear, stylishly (hmmm…) hurtling down a snowy slope, or alternatively sipping a glass of bubbly in a hot tub!
So, a drumroll please!
The Finnish Girl is a prequel to The Englishman and tells the story of Kaisa, the leading lady in The Englishman series, before she meets her handsome English Navy Officer.
The novella is set in Finland in the late 1970s and follows Kaisa as she tries to come to terms with her parents’ divorce and another new school in Lauttasaari, an island suburb of Helsinki.
Kaisa makes friends with Vappu, and is introduced to her older brother and his friend, a serious boy called Matti…
The Finnish Girl will be out in April.
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