Stina Lund was born in 1970 in Vimmerby and grew up in the small town Småland where she spent most of her childhood in her parents’ bookstore. After the birth of her children, she gave up her profession as a conservator and started her writing career.
THE WOMEN OF SKAGEN
Vibeke is to join her father’s dye manufacturing business in Hamburg. But even more precious to her than paints is art itself. She travels to Skagen against her parents' will to study painting there and begins to work in a café. There she discovers a picture she believes is an unknown work by a painter she much admires, Marie Kroyer. Together with the café’s owner, Thore, she tries to find out more.
Skagen, late 19th century: young Marie is exceedingly lucky that her creative talent is nurtured by her family at a time when most women are denied any chance of a successful artistic career. When she poses for the charismatic artist Peder Severin Kroyer, she falls in love. Marie’s friend Millie tries to warn her away from him but refuses to say why…