The Helsinki Hub?

Helsinki Hub sounds nice, doesn’t it? Much better than Vancouver hub or Toronto Hub. The alliteration is alluring. So, good folks of Helsinki (and Henry7), join the Helsinki hub. Matt tells you how.
Oh, and if you’re not in Helsinki, either move here or join your local hub. If you don’t, the wagtail will remain grumpy


7 Not Gee. Another Henry altogether.

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8 Responses to The Helsinki Hub?

  1. Cath Ennis says:

    oh yeah?
    OH YEAH?
    I bet our hockey teams are better than yours
    (runs away)

  2. Bob O'Hara says:

    Ooh, that’s fighting talk.
    Well, except for the running away bit.

  3. Maxine Clarke says:

    What’s your crime fiction like? I’ve read Jan Costin Wagner who set his book in Finland but he’s German. (He lives in Finland part of the year, apparently, because his wife is Finnish.)
    Are there other good authors?
    You see, I’m considering it.

  4. Bob O'Hara says:

    I don’t know – it’s all written in Finnish! The Guardian had a page on Finnish literature a couple of years back, but I can’t find it. They asked readers to suggest good Finnish books (in English). Some books do get translated, but no doubt not enough.
    Actually, the first recorded Finn in history was so recorded because he murdered and Englishman (Bishop Henry). But they worked out that Bishop Henry was English because he is described as coming from “the land of the cabbage eaters”.

  5. Maxine Clarke says:

    Agreed that “cabbage eaters” is hardly likely to tempt anyone to join an English hub.

  6. Cath Ennis says:

    I have to say that crime fiction quality is not something I’ve ever considered when rating a city (and its hubs). Although a Hel-Hub would admittedly be pretty cool.

  7. Bob O'Hara says:

    As long as the only crime is fiction, it’s good.

  8. Maxine Clarke says:

    See here for an index of authors and their books from various European countries. Finland has five authors (reviews at link).
    Sorry I cannot do same for rest of world, Cath.