Books

Modern Classics (66)

Operation Finlandia Operaatio Finlandia Arto Paasilinna’s explosively funny first novel The far right has taken ov...
Looking for Grandfather Isoisää etsimässä Paasilinna takes us on a search mission across Europe August Väisänen is o...
The Golden Climber Kultainen nousukas A biting post-war satire from the much-loved Paasilinna A poor boy is born in...
Koikkalainen from Far Away Koikkalainen kaukaa A surreal, hilarious and unpredictable eco novel A space ship lands in Salla ...
The Flying Carpenter Lentävä kirvesmies An imaginative and educational tale from the legendary Paasilinna Set in 100...
Sunrise on Judgement Day Tuomiopäivän aurinko nousee A farcical look at male heroes from Finland’s greatest storyteller  Forme...
The World Ends in a Neigh Hirnuva maailmanloppu Jam-packed full of laughs and neighs The Words Ends in a Neigh is all about ...
The Airships of Mr Liljeroos Liikemies Liljeroosin ilmalaivat A thrilling adventure with an important message Businessman Lars Liljeroos ha...
The Flight of the Maidens Neitosten karkuretki A summer tale about three wild orphanage escapees  Set in 1965, The Flight o...
The Sheriff of Denver Laki vaatii vainajia The author extraordinaire’s previously unpublished first novel The previous...
A Happy Man Onnellinen mies A wickedly funny satire about money, power and the joys of small town life B...
The Death of Orvar Klein Orvar Kleinin kuolema The Death of Orvar Klein is a novel about the life of Orvar Klein, about how thi...
Volomari Volotinen’s First Wife and Other Old Junk Volomari Volotisen ensimmäinen vaimo ja muuta vanhaa tavaraa A hoarder with a very unusual collection! Insurance lawyer Volomari Volotinen...
Ten Shrews Kymmenen riivinrautaa An unmissable erotic farce! Factory manager Rauno Rämekorpi is a charming m...
The Surefooted Shipwright Parasjalkainen laivanvarustaja Rävänder has it all… until he doesn’t Aulis Rävänder is doing well: h...
Christmas Stories Joulutarinoita The topics of Mika Waltari's Christmas stories range from the life of an artist ...
One Night Stands Yhden yön pysäkki The writing of One Night Stands consists of only very short narratives; they res...
A Nail Merchant at Nightfall Neljä päivänlaskua A Nail Merchant at Nightfall is a novel about a novel, description about the tim...
Moraine Moreeni Lauri Viita’s first novel Moraine was published in 1950. Along with his first ...
Dance Over the Tombstones Tanssi yli hautojen Year 1809 - a turbulent period in Napoleon’s Europe causing significant ch...
The Herb Garden of Unhanged Scroundels Hirttämättömien lurjusten yrttitarha All is not as it seems on this organic farm Senior Inspector Jalmari Jyllänk...
The Finnish Book of Snouts Suomalainen kärsäkirja A lively and adventurous circus story with a moral twist Born in a circus in...
The Wanton Prayer Wheel Rietas rukousmylly The legendary Paasilinna’s political humour at its finest A group of Finni...
Cold Nerves, Hot Blood Kylmät hermot, kuuma veri A novel about strength and bravery, set in war-torn Finland Cold Nerves, Hot ...
Saviour Surunen Vapahtaja Surunen A human rights activist gone rogue The highly distinguished Professor Surunen...
Dark Paradise Tyhjän tien paratiisit A man murders a grocer over fifteen cents—but in the sharp, icy prose and deta...
A Stranger Came to the Farm Vieras mies tuli taloon A farm labourer arrives at an isolated farm seeking work. The farm's manager is ...
The Grand Illusion Suuri illusioni Mika Waltari’s intense debut novel The Grand Illusion from 1928 has always f...
Finding Granddad Isoisää etsimässä Aukusti’s Grandad, the eccentric old man Verneri Väisänen, has gone missing....
Moonscape Kuun maisema Mika Waltari's literary ambitions were channelled into the two genres that would...
This Kind of Thing Never Happens Sellaista ei tapahdu It is the eve of the Second World War and the geopolitical situation in Europe ...
The Best Village in the World Maailman paras kylä A former arsonist has one regret… Arsonist Asser Toropainen doesn’t regr...
Good Heavens! Herranen aika “My death came to me as a complete surprise.” “It was an August afterno...
God Almighty Auta armias A crane driver is given a huge responsibility Birger Ryynänen is a crane dr...
Adam and Eve Aatami ja Eeva An entrepreneur with a unique idea Adam and Eve is a book about Adam, a Finni...
Prisoners of Paradise Paratiisisaaren vanget A desert island story with a twist A plane on a UN mission is forced to perfo...
The Son of the Thunder God Ukkosenjumalan poika A Christian satire exposing the hypocrisy of our consumerist society The Fin...
The Sweet Poison Cook Suloinen myrkynkeittäjä An unexpected killer mixes up a deadly concoction Linnea Ravaska lives on a ...
The Reverend’s Beastly Valet Rovasti Huuskosen petomainen miespalvelija A fantastic display of absurdity, even by Paasilinna’s standards Reverend H...
Life Short, Rytkönen Tall Elämä lyhyt, Rytkönen pitkä A glorious summer novel that travels across Finland Land surveyor Taavetti Ry...
The Forest of Hanged Foxes Hirtettyjen kettujen metsä Paasilinna’s dark, macabre humour at its finest “Only wealthy people liv...
The Howling Miller Ulvova mylläri A touching tale of one man and his fight against the system Gunnar Huttunen ...
The Year of the Hare Jäniksen vuosi Arto Paasilinna has invented a new genre: ecological humourJournalist Vatanen is...
Who Murdered Mrs. Skrof? Kuka murhasi rouva Skrofin? Mrs. Skrof, a wealthy and hated woman belonging to a religious sect, is found de...
It is Written in the Stars, Inspector Palmu! Tähdet kertovat komisario Palmu Full of action and unexpected plot twists that Inspector Palmu and his team will...
Inspector Palmu’s Mistake Komisario Palmun erehdys One of the best-known Finnish detective novels, with a legendary and unforgettab...
Young Johannes Nuori Johannes Waltari’s prequel about the early life of John Angelos, published posthumously...
The Roman Ihmiskunnan viholliset Memoirs of the Roman senator Minutus Lausus Manilianus covering the years 46–7...
The Etruscan Turms kuolematon "Warrior, lover, I defied both Gods and men" The story of Turms, the immortal, ...
The Adventurer Mikael Karvajalka Thrilling and fantastic adventures of the young Michael the Finn across Europe i...
The Wanderer Mikael Hakim  The adventures of the confidential adviser to the Grand Vizier of Suleiman the...
Onneli and Anneli series Onnelin ja Annelin kootut kertomukset Onneli and Anneli’s House (Onnelin ja Annelin talo, 1966)  It’s fun to li...
The Secret of the Kingdom Valtakunnan salaisuus A magnificent novel of the forty days after Christ rose from the deadWaltari’s...
The Dark Angel Johannes Angelos The sweeping powerful story of the fall of ConstantinopleIn the spring of 1453, ...
A Pier out to the Sea Laituri matkalla mereen  On love, war and morality  Daniel Katz writes intensive, painful and h...
The Love of the Berber Lion Berberileijonan rakkaus  Delicious stories about decently acting animals and beastly humans spiced with...
Schweinehund Saksalainen sikakoira  Schweinehund is classic Katz: multilayered, ironic, sceptical of official trut...
When Grandfather Skied to Finland Kun isoisä Suomeen hiihti  A hilarious saga about a jewish family, where the Jews, the Tatarians, the Kal...
The Egyptian Sinuhe egyptiläinen Great novel of human beings, human passions and seething humanity, spiced with w...
The Clumsy Guardian Angel Tohelo suojelusenkeli A soaring and heart-warming fantasy Sulo Auvinen has just finished a Heavenl...
Alive at His Own Funeral Elävänä omissa hautajaisissa Part fairy tale, part narrative fiction from Finland’s most renowned author ...
The Last Lap of the Human Race Ihmiskunnan loppulaukka These are the last few years before mankind is extinct! It’s the year 2005...
A Charming Mass Suicide Hurmaava joukkoitsemurha One of the infamous Arto Paasilinna’s most loved stories Onni Rellonen has ...
War Horse Sotahevonen An incredible and surreal spy adventure War Horse tells the story of two Rus...
Under the North Star I-III Täällä Pohjantähden alla Väinö Linna’s magnum opus, the Under the North Star trilogy, reaches from ea...
The Unknown Soldier Tuntematon sotilas The Finnish masterpiece of men at war   One of Finland’s best-loved...