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Tears still being shed for Guri the horse; refugees sing as they sail past their burning homes, the pain still felt today

When I was in Norway researching for my scorched earth book ‘Fire and Ice’ I knew how powerful the stories were, but it’s surprising how a little distance and a different audience can make a writer realise the depth of … Continue reading

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Lingering traces of war on a walk round Kirkenes

Wherever you go in Kirkenes the war isn’t very far away, even though seven decades have passed. My hotel, the Rica Arctic, sits on one side of a bleak town square lined with featureless 1950s era block-built shops. Walking 100 … Continue reading

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