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Hedvig Montgomery

Hedvig Montgomery (b. 1968) is a psychologist and family therapist with more than two decades of experience in the field. Besides practising as a family therapist, Montgomery holds seminars at the Norwegian branch of Famlab, an international organisation that supports and educates parents and guardians. Parental Magic is the fruit of decades of research and practical experience, a small book jam-packed with wisdom and smart techniques. It’s a modern day child-rearing bible that will give guardians worldwide just the tools they need to guide their children – and themselves – to happiness.


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Ingar Johnsrud, Jørn Lier Horst, Jo Nesbø, and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

All three of Ingar Johnsrud’s novels in the Fredrik Beier trilogy continue to feature on the Norwegian bestseller lists. On the paperback list Those Who Follow is No. 4, and As We Fall is No. 5. The Cross I Bear is No. 1 on the e-book list, where it’s joined by Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth at No. 3. Macbeth also comes in at No. 2 on the hardcover list. The No. 1 spot is still occupied by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ The Search for the Castle’s Secret. Lastly, Hedvig Montgomery’s Parental Magic stays firm at No. 5.

Ingar Johnsrud, Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes, Jo Nesbø, and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Ingar Johnsrud dominates the Norwegian bestseller lists as all three books in his trilogy about Fredrik Beier appear on this week’s lists. The Cross I Bear, just published last week, appears on both the hardcover list and the e-book one, where it comes in at No. 2. As We Fall comes in at No. 4 on the paperback list, and is joined by Those Who Follow two spots further down.

The No. 1 spot on the hardcover list is won by none other than Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes and their just published The Search for the Castle’s Secret, the fourth activity book in the Detective Agency No. 2 series. Just after at No. 2 comes Jo Nesbø’s internationally acclaimed Macbeth. Macbeth also claims the No. 3 spot on the ebook list.

Jørn Lier Horst’s international bestseller The Katharina Code features on the paperback list, where it is No. 2. On the nonfiction list, Hedvig Montgomery’s long-running bestseller Parental Magic stays put at No. 5.

Jo Nesbø and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The official weekly bestseller list for Norway has been announced, and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth continues to feature high up on both the hardcover and e-book lists. This week, it claims the No. 2 spot on both lists. Nesbø is joined by Hedvig Montgomery, whose long-running bestseller Parental Magic climbs yet again this week, landing at No. 5.

New title: ‘Parental Magic’

“After twenty years as a family psychologist, I know that no one is born a good parent. But I also know that almost everyone can become one – and that everyone can become better. The role of parent to a child will be the most important role you’ll ever have in your life. It will demand wisdom, knowledge, lots of courage, and even more self-knowledge. At times it will demand more of you than you’d ever expect, but the beauty of it all is:

If you become a better parent, you will also become a better person.

It’s in other words very much worth the hard work.”

How do you get a happy child? How do you foster confidence? How do you prepare a child for sad things to come? How angry are you actually allowed to get? Which is the most common mistake parents make? And what is really the most important job of parents during a child’s infancy and adolescence?

Parental Magic is a modern-day bible for 21st century parents. In seven easy steps, psychologist and family therapist Hedvig Montgomery guides parents and guardians towards what everyone wishes for: children and adults who are content and happy with themselves – also when together.

Parental Magic is the smart and simple book that will teach you how to become the parent you wish to be.