Henrik Ibsen A New Biography

Enigma: The Life of Knut Hamsun

Henry Miller A Life

Great Thinkkers on Modern Life


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There can be few outsiders who know as much about the Scandinavians as Robert Ferguson.

Liv Ullmann

Scandinavians is essential reading.

Sir Richard Eyre, former Director of the National Theatre

He tells his stories with deep knowledge and an intoxicating passion for the "Soul of the North".

Fiona Talkington, Presenter, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3

His prose has the crisp, deliberate crunch of footsteps on gravel; you can't tell if he's taking you to a Lutheran funeral or to 'Hamlet' at the theatre.

Max Adams, author of 'The King of the North'

The Hammer and the Cross - a history of the vikings

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Intriguing ...the intellecual rewards are plentiful...Provides a significant deepening of our knowledge of the Viking Age

Kirkus Reviews

The reasons for the great Viking outreach, the slow and confusing Scandinavian encounter with the arrival of Christianity, and the slow death of the Viking project are all here in this brave, engaging book

Jonathan Wright in The Tablet

Intricate and thoughtful ...a gripping account

Dan Jones in The Times