Helen Russell – How to Raise a Viking

Tickets £10.50/£8.50



After a decade of living in Denmark and raising a family there, author Helen Russell noticed that Nordic children are different. They eat differently. They learn differently. And then they grow up to be some of the happiest adults on the planet. In How to Raise a Viking, Russell takes a searching look into the parenting culture of Denmark and the surprising customs that lead to such well-adjusted humans. This fascinating peek behind the cultural curtain gives readers a glimpse of another world, one where babies sleep outside in their prams when it’s -20°C and pre-schoolers wield axes.

Chaired by Claire Malcolm




‘In her signature style of warmth and whip smart investigation, Helen provides us a window into this wonderous world of Nordic parenting. You’ll be rushing out to buy your little ones knives and a box of matches after reading this enlightening and entertaining book!’  – Helen Thorn, comedian and Sunday Times bestselling author


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Hexham Library, Queen's Hall Art Centre
Hexham Library, Queen's Hall Art Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS


04 May 2024


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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