“The ground is still filled with rings, and money, and pictures and Jewish things. I was only able to find a few of them, but they fill the earth.”



“One thing is fairly certain: the concept of Danishness is changing. How to be Danish is hard enough to explain in 2014. How to be Danish in two decades’ time is anyone’s guess.”


“I spread out a map and lost myself in the names. This is, to me, one of the deep and abiding pleasures of life in Britain.”


“Leave home, leave the country, leave the familiar. Only then can routine experience—buying bread, eating vegetables, even saying hello—become new all over again.”

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