The year in Sweden

In his light-hearted trip around the calendar, Kim Loughran has written a revealing presentation of the Swedes" seasonal traditions, weather-induced behavioral oddities and passion for their archipelagos, forests, mountains and cities. Wandering among disparate topics-from the secularization of formerly religious holidays to the way shoppers politely turn banknotes to face in one direction before they pay-Loughran"s observations are subtle, accurate and delivered with an obvious affection for the people among whom he has chosen to live.

A lifelong cosmopolitan, Kim Loughran was born in Australia and lived in several countries as a young man, but has made Sweden his home for the last three decades. Lavishly illustrated with images from every part of the country, this exquisite small-format book is the perfect gift for friends and family abroad, and serves particularly well as an introduction for visitors.

 

Author: Kim Loughran

Binding: Hardback

Language: English

Publisher: Max Ström

ISBN: 9789171261656

Page count: 143

Published: 2009-06-10

Size: 235x195x15 mm

The Year in Sweden

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