Lars Mytting - for the love of wood
Norwegian author Lars Mytting is passionate about wood. Chopping it, stacking it, burning it and writing about it. Lars Mytting came to world-wide attention 2 years ago with his best-selling practical guide Norwegian Wood Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way which gives advice right down to the level of which chainsaw and the best type of axe to use. Lars speaks with Kathryn Ryan about his new novel The Sixteen Trees of the Somme, which tells of Edvard Hirjifell's quest to unlock family secrets, spurred on by his parent's mysterious death in a wood near the Somme when he was only three. Unsurprisingly one of the starring characters here is also... wood!