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24%OFFAndrew Brown - Fishing In Utopia: Sweden And The Future That Disappeared - 9781847080813 - V9781847080813
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Fishing In Utopia: Sweden And The Future That Disappeared

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Description for Fishing In Utopia: Sweden And The Future That Disappeared Paperback. Andrew Brown spent part of his childhood in Sweden during the 1960s. In the 1970s he married a Swedish woman and worked in a mill raising their son. In the mid-1980s his marriage and the country fell apart. Twenty years later Andrew travelled the length of Sweden in search of the country he had loved, and then hated, and now found he loved again. Num Pages: 272 pages. BIC Classification: 1DNS; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 19. Weight in Grams: 206.
From the 1960s to the 1980s, Sweden was an affluent, egalitarian country envied around the world. Refugees were welcomed, even misfit young Englishmen could find a place there. Andrew Brown spent part of his childhood in Sweden during the 1960s. In the 1970s he married a Swedish woman and worked in a timber mill while helping to raise their small son. Fishing became his passion and his escape. In the mid-1980s his marriage and the country fell apart. The Prime Minister was assassinated. The welfare system crumbled along with the industries that had supported it. Twenty years later, Andrew ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Granta Books United Kingdom
Number of pages
272
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Condition
New
Number of Pages
272
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781847080813
SKU
V9781847080813
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-40

About Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown writes for the Guardian and is the editor of their website on religious affairs. He also contributes to Prospect and the New Statesman and writes and presents Analysis programmes for BBC Radio 4. His other books include The Darwin Wars and In the Beginning Was the Worm.

Reviews for Fishing In Utopia: Sweden And The Future That Disappeared
'... Mr Brown's prose is as clear and bewitching as the lake waters which he learns to fish ... Readers who know the Nordic countries will delight in the author's keen ear and eye for the nuances of language, landscape and social customs' - Economist' - he is a deft writer with a real descriptive talent and a humorous touch ... Read more

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