Janne Mommsen was born on the Baltic Sea coast. Before becoming a writer he was a nurse, a shipyard worker and a pianist on a cruise ship. Now he mostly writes novels, scripts and plays. He lived in northern Frisia and often returns to take in the invigorating coastal atmosphere. Fittingly, his wife’s family has lived on Föhr for hundreds of years.
GRANDMA’S ISLAND CHRISTMAS
While the snow drifts quietly across the island of Föhr, Grandma Imke daydreams about a lovely, harmonious Christmas with all the family. She puts up the tree and gets everything ready to celebrate Christmas in typical Friesian style. But one after the other, her guests phone to say they can’t make it after all.
Her attempts to make the best of Christmas Eve take her to a nearby dyke, the island’s disco and an old mill. Eventually, it all gets too much and she flees to her secret lover on the island of Amrum, where sudden flooding stops her returning home. Is there a Christmas miracle in the offing for the Riewert family?