THE BEATING HEART
Jan of Ruffluck Croft never tired of telling about
the day when his little girl came into the world.
In the early morning he had been to fetch the midwife,
and other h...
The Swedish author Selma Ottiliana Lovisa Lagerlöf (1858-1940) is noted for her ability to recreate a world of legend in an apparently simple, naive style. She was the first woman to receive the ...
In 1909 Selma Lagerlöf became the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. By her eightieth birthday she had been translated into forty languages, and her books are still reissued...