The books are The Glass Town Game by Catherine M. Valente, which I've wanted ever since she told the audience at Finncon 2016 that she was writing a book about the Brontë siblings in which their shared fantasy world becomes a real place where they travel; and Messages from Islands by Ilkka Hanski, a nature book which I've heard much about.
I also saw a lovely Nutcracker performance just before Christmas. Our National Ballet's version is so beautiful, and they've set it into early 19th century Finland which warms my history-geeky heart. The wonderful Hanako Matsune was Clara, and oh, she's my princess. I don't have a video from it, but here, have a gratuituous Royal Ballet Nutcracker video instead.
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