A heart-rending tale of an isolated child’s fears and secrets near Finland’s border with Russia in the post-World War Two years.
Books published in 2016
A few turbulent weeks of 1968. A small Finnish town shaken by lies and abandonment, but also by the return of impetuous hope.
A captivating dive into destiny at the birth of Western society.
Books published in 2015
A short but probing novel about death and rebirth
Books published in 2014
St. Petersburg. Petrograd. Leningrad. The feverish city doesn’t pause to mourn any individual.
Books published in 2013
A gifted war hero or the devil in man’s guise?
The autocratic empress recalls her victorious years as Russia’s sovereign, but also reveals her lonely ruminations and feminine fears Moscow, 1762. Catherine II is crowned Empress of Russia amid sumptuous spectacle. The 33-year-old ruler places the crown wrought by court goldsmiths on her head herself.
The astonishing tale of two gold-makers
Books published in 2012
The individual as a pawn of history
Books published in 2011
The tsarina of the imperial court, wife, mother, lover… Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, takes stock of her tumultuous life
An accident has forced the Empress to take to her bed, and she may not have much time left. There is a great deal from the past to be settled. But how painful some things are to remember!
A powerful storyteller illuminating the turning points of modern history
Books published in 2008
An impressive novel about the events in a prison camp during Finland’s civil war in 1918, narrated by a school boy who witnessed an execution of prisoners.
Books published in 2007
The five-volume Sonja series of books relives the final days of the might of Imperial Russia.
A powerful novel of the events of 1918, featuring Jussi Ketola, familiar from Antti Tuuri’s Skywalkers
Books published in 2005
A novel about the nerveless Finnish construction workers “walking iron” on a New York skyscraper in the early years of the 20th century