Bryan Hemming

short stories, comment, articles, humour and photography

Hurrah for the Blackshirts!

It Can’t Happen Here On the morning of April 9th 1940 mum’s cousin, Bjørg, got out of bed to celebrate her eleventh birthday. That wasn’t the only event to make the … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · 8 Comments

Eivør Pálsdóttir: Tròdlabùndin. God Morgen!

Angelica emailed me this hauntingly beautiful song by Eivør Pálsdóttir today; to wish me good morning. I had to share it. Filmed during an open-air concert at Stigen in the … Continue reading

January 17, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Guardian weaves tangled web pages

My grandfather originated from Hammerfest in Norway. Once renowned for being the northernmost town in the world, the fact he was born there doesn’t cut much ice with anyone beyond … Continue reading

August 30, 2015 · 7 Comments

Recollections of my Father

AT SOME POINT in the 1950s, to the excitement of my three sisters and I, Dad ordered Woman’s Weekly magazine to be delivered to our house each Wednesday. We soon learned it … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Catherine Ashton, Empress of Eurovisionia

Hush! is that Baroness Catherine Ashton, I hear? Could it really be the sound of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs of Europe and Security Policy for … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 9 Comments

Pedersen’s Last Dream – The morning after

IT WAS HALF AN HOUR into Sunday afternoon by the time my gooey eyelids managed to wrench themselves apart. The resulting sensation was a bit like having fine sandpaper coated … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Scream – A walk through Edvard Munch’s Oslo

NO PAINTING seems to sum up the alienation and isolation of 21st century existence as does The Scream by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. After Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, it is the second … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hunger, the 19th century novel that spawned 20th century literature

THE OLD boarding house at Number 11 Tomtegaten no longer stands. Neither does the street. Most of the immediate area was demolished decades ago, leaving no trace of scenes Norwegian … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pedersen’s Last Dream – A novel in the making by Bryan Hemming

ONE Sometimes, when I look at my reflection, I realise the only people who don’t know what we really look like are ourselves. We see an image the reverse of … Continue reading

January 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Beautiful Aunt

Whether skiing woodland trails, or hiking mountain ranges, Aunt Helga knew nothing if not to be the centre of attraction. For her it was the most natural place in the … Continue reading

June 2, 2011 · 5 Comments

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