Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North
'A leisurely and digressive account, full of personality ... When Ferguson quotes from a Norwegian novel: "History isn't always what you think it was," it's a summary of his own impressive book' All About Health. 'A fascinating blend of social commentary and cultural analysis ... Scandinavians asks a lot of very interesting questions' The Big Issue. 'A terrific read ... [It] reads like many 19th-century travel books, which also combined wonderful narrative description with bright speculation ... It's this approach that makes the book so thoroughly enjoyable' Literary Review. 'Affectionate and at times wondering survey of this little-known collective culture' TLS. 'Bringing the varied stories of the Nordic people vividly to life' Irish Times. 'Charming, affectionate and enhancing yet critical book' The Times.
Robert Ferguson has lived in Norway since 1983. He is the author of The Hammer and The Cross: A New History of the Vikings (Penguin, 2009), as well as biographies of Ibsen, Henry Miller and T. E. Hulme.