In so many ways, yes. Maija has a number of traits from the women in my family – stubbornness, strength, wisdom – qualities indeed needed to survive in a harsh world. But she is also flawed, human. She wants well, she is passionate, but proud and so much remains unsaid. I resonate with her – as a mother, as a daughter and as a woman.
Wolf Hall. Not just because the book is absolutely wonderful, but because it is so clear that its author is not only a genius, but also wise, kind spirited and has a lot of humour.