Aki Ollikainen – The mystery of what makes a great story

The summer of 1866 was extremely rainy. The land was soggy and the crops were ruined. The following winter was severe. The country was barren, white and frozen. There was no relief from spring either. In many places the lakes were frozen still in June. Food became scarcer and scarcer. So scarce in fact, that between 1866 and 1868 15% of the Finnish population died.Read more