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Survivor: The Shocking and Inspiring Story of a True Champion
Survivor: The Shocking and Inspiring Story of a True Champion
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 2 Nov. 2015
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Interesting, but not so well written.


Damascus Trance
Damascus Trance

5.0 out of 5 stars Food for thought, 5 Oct. 2015
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It is a short story, and well written. It suggests many things rather than spell them out, yet you somehow learn more. I liked it a lot.


Persian Brides
Persian Brides
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Skip this one, 15 Sept. 2015
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Our book group has just read this book. We ended up wondering what the author was thinking when she wrote this. Tha characters lacked depth, it is profoundly misogynistic, and says nearly nothing about the place of religion in the household. Yes, customs, certainly, but not anything that I could call spirituality or moral guidance. I struggle to understand why this became such a big hit in Israel. Sofia's one star review summed it upoaeticularly well. Looking for a book to read? Chose another one.


Tales from Moominvalley
Tales from Moominvalley
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 27 Aug. 2015
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Tove Jansson is the best for young and old.


Swedish Mentality
Swedish Mentality
by Ake Daun
Edition: Paperback
Price: £23.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nevertheless gave me a far better insight into Swedishness, 26 July 2014
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This book, written in the eighties, nevertheless gave me a far better insight into Swedishness. It is scholarly, with all the usual care taken not to stereotype, but gives plenty of food for thought.


Modern Day Vikings: A Practical Guide to Interacting with the Swedes (Interact Series)
Modern Day Vikings: A Practical Guide to Interacting with the Swedes (Interact Series)

4.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful, but some years old, 7 Jun. 2014
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As someone who grew up in Sweden, but who has lived elsewhere for 30-40 years, I found this fascinating. Clearly many of my values and attitudes are marked by my part Swedish roots. I have just finished reading this the day after the Swedish national day, and yesterday I saw many comments from Swedes about how Sweden is the best and all should be done to spread the model elsewhere. That attitude prevails. No comment that they can also learn from others. The other side of the coin was the comment in this book, near the end, how Swedes are learning from others and becoming more flexible. This was in particular vis-vis American workplaces. But the authors failed to comment that maybe American workplaces could also benefit from learning something from Swedes. That was an irritation to me.


Abraham's Children
Abraham's Children
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Such an important message, but the book needs substantial editing!, 27 April 2014
It is such a shame. The author writes about something that is so important and it is a brave attempt. But, why, oh why, did she not ask for help with editing! Sadly, for me, the story gets lost in vast amount of unnecessary detail and side stories, dreadful punctuation and simply by just being far too long at around 800 pages. If it was edited down by 1/3 it would probably carry the message far better! It is crystal clear the author cares deeply about the topic, and appears to know well what she is talking about, and for that I give her 5 stars. I just wish it was matched with the quality of writing in this book!
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Kopparberg - Mixed Fruit - Premium Swedish Cider - 15x500ml Bottles
Kopparberg - Mixed Fruit - Premium Swedish Cider - 15x500ml Bottles
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One star is generous!, 18 April 2014
Cider? No, it really isn't! Over sweet, sickly stuff tasting as if it is from the cheapest supermarket squash with some alcohol. I am Swedish - I will never buy it again! If I want cider I will buy the proper stuff, any cheap supermarket version of British cider is better.


The Xenophobe's Guide to the Swedes (Xenophobe's Guides)
The Xenophobe's Guide to the Swedes (Xenophobe's Guides)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but lacking., 29 Sept. 2013
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It's OK, and explains some Swedish foibles. However, there is no depth, but then it isn't that kind of a book.


Fishing In Utopia: Sweden and the Future That Disappeared
Fishing In Utopia: Sweden and the Future That Disappeared
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4.0 out of 5 stars Like it, but it isn't perfect!, 29 Sept. 2013
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As a Swede, now living in another country, I found this book fascinating. It added understanding for me to the country I come from. I don't agree with all he says, but then there are obviously variations. I am no fisherman, but I liked the almost lyrical descriptions of his experiences with nature when he fished - and that feels very Swedish. Sweden is a large space for not very many people, so there is lots of nature around.


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