I’ve grown up with ‘Norrköping’ inside my head. I didn’t really have any idea where it was but I could feel it as a modest town, not so bright with city light. Now, I still feel like knowing a family, with 7 children and the youngest ones called ‘Pysen’ and ‘Little O’. I remember Knut with his glasses and his fondness of ship-in-the-bottle. I remember Lars and his shoes and also Daisy. I remember the buttery biscuits, the hot milk, and fresh strawberry jam. I remember Aunt Bella’s laundry and Åland Sea. Cats? I remember them not that clearly. Days passing by, I remember less, but I know the Peep-Larssons live there, forever.
So thank you Edith Unnerstad for the earliest introduction of Scandinavia.
When I’m retired later, I promise to be a children book writer.