Who are the Swedes? What are their secrets? This book walks you through 12 months of little known facts and fun anecdotes about the land of the Midnight Sun -- where you can read a newspaper outdoors in the middle of the night and people dine on rotten fish! Sweden's speedy transformation from agrarian poverty to wealth and bubbling creativity has produced a people trapped happily between tradition and progress. Add a growing immigrant population and the mix becomes exotic and amusing. Here is a sketch of a year -- any year -- in an odd country where four season regularly occur in the same month. With delightful images from all over Sweden, this book will leave you with an inviting impression of one of Europe's most stunningly beautiful countries.
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