John Lynch taught himself Danish and German, and later obtained the degree of BA in these languages at the University of Newcastle. He has taught English in Danish and German schools and has also worked in Sweden and Iceland. After studying at the University of East Anglia, he was awarded the degree of MA in Scandinavian Studies. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Librarianship and his varied career included a spell as a college tutor librarian in Banbury. In addition to the present work, John Lynch has also translated a number of short stories and other writings from both Danish and German.
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Sad Tales from Denmark
by John Lynch
A Danish priest marries an Inuit woman in Greenland; an old woman is sent to the village workhouse; a peasant farmer and his wife struggle to rebuild their dilapidated cottage and work hard on their small-holding, only for the wife to die of cancer; three of the moving stories in Sad Tales from Denmark.