• "Comprehensive and occasionally downright hilarious... I was laughing out loud"

    Mariella Frostrup, Observer
  • "An affectionate and informative study of a region."

    Ian Critchley, Sunday Times
  • "[An] entertaining, warts-and-all, English expat look at the Nordic miracle."

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A thoroughly entertaining read, written brilliantly"

    Bernard Porter, Literary Review
  • "A welcome rejoinder to those who cling to the idea of the Nordic region as a promised land...the substance, more often than not, is spot on."

    Financial Times