Sally: Our dad rarely smacked

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - NEWS -

Broad­caster and writer Sally Mag­nus­son has re­vealed that her fa­ther only ever smacked her twice dur­ing her child­hood.

The first time she was dis­ci­plined, the late Mag­nus Mag­nus­son, a jour­nal­ist, writer and host of Mas­ter­mind, was trans­lat­ing Ice­landic sagas and three­year-old Sally had scrib­bled on one of his Ice­landic books.

She re­called with a fond gig­gle, ‘Oh he was re­ally mad at me.’

Sally also re­mem­bers fam­ily hol­i­days in Ice­land with her fa­ther who took her to some of the sites where th­ese sagas had taken place.

She said: “He made the sto­ries live and breathe. It’s one of my most keen mem­o­ries of my fa­ther. It was a won­der­ful time.”

Sally Mag­nus­son

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