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
Singular and captivating: the pursuit of a dream.
Professor John Carey
Ferguson takes us on an uncompromising journey into the dark cold north, to reveal the warmth that comes from deep community bonds - qualities all too often lost in our modern urban lives.
Tim Ecott, author of 'Stealing Water'