My review for this wonderful book, which I read last month, is available on the Shiny New Books website now. One of the things I really enjoyed about this book was reading about places I know about through my work – I work for a couple of translators in Finland, working over their (already very good) English to make sure it reads as if a native speaker wrote it, and lots of the companies, towns and other details that are mentioned here were weirdly familiar to me.

Anyway, whether you’ve always secretly wanted to visit Oulu or you’d like to have an insider’s view on icebreaking ships, or you just want to find out what it’s like to be stuck in isolation in a small crew on a small ship, have a look at my review and look out for the book.

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