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Charming, affectionate, penetrating . . . Scandinavians is a wonderful book.

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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.

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Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North

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Beautifully written, it presents a historical narrative punctuated by reminiscences, conversations retold, snatches of autobiography, fragments of biography and stories.

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Scandinavians is a delightful book chock-full of surprises, fascinating anecdotes and insights into the region's rich history and culture.

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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.

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