Charming, affectionate, penetrating . . . Scandinavians is a wonderful book.
David Aaronovitch, The Times
Scandinavians is a terrific read . . . Ferguson is splendid on the differences between what he calls the three main Scandinavian ‘tribes’.
Bernard Porter, The Literary Review
An absorbing study of these enigmatic northern lands . . . Ferguson stretches wide the fabric of history, his knowledge and insights bringing the varied stories of the Nordic peoples vividly to life.
Neil Hegarty, The Irish Times
Beautifully written, it presents a historical narrative punctuated by reminiscences, conversations retold, snatches of autobiography, fragments of biography and stories.
Andrew Stuttaford, The Wall Street Journal
Scandinavians is a delightful book chock-full of surprises, fascinating anecdotes and insights into the region's rich history and culture.
Jerry Haarkavy, Associated Press
Delightfully free-roaming. . . an engaging, layered look into a culture complex enough both to produce stylish rain gear and to embrace the foul weather that necessitates it.
Lisa Abend, The New York Times Book Review