Tiina Nunnally

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The Summer House by Philip Teir (transl. Tiina Nunnally): A smart piece of summer reading

I reviewed Philip Teir’s debut, A Winter War, back in 2015 when I described it as the perfect winter read, a book to tuck yourself up with. It may seem a little lazy but it’s hard to resist describing The Summer House as the perfect summer read. Set against a backdrop of a long holiday …

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The Winter War by Philip Teir (transl. Tiina Nunnally): Love, life and divorce in Helsinki

I’m not sure how helpful most readers find comparisons to other authors in publishers’ blurbs. For me, they can often be irksome and some times downright inappropriate. Philip Teir’s debut comes with all sorts of comparisons – from Jonathan Franzen to John Updike; Julian Barnes to Alan Hollinghurst. It turns out to be an excellent …

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