This programme was broadcast yesterday on BBC Radio 4 at 4pm.
We look to Scandinavian countries for examples of excellence in health, freedom, good governance, welfare, equality, peace prizes and even crime novels. But what about children’s literature?
Norwegian-born Mariella Frostrup was presumably better placed than many to present What the Scandinavians Know About Children’s Literature. The programme provided a fascinating insight into the different attitude towards children’s books and what affect this has on Nordic character.