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Summer Light: A Walk Across Norway - Lonely Planet Journeys (Travel Literature) Paperback – April, 2002


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications (April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1864503475
  • ISBN-13: 978-1864503470
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,382,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This blend of travel adventure and personal history is often more entertaining than informative a la the other entries in the "Journeys" series. Canadian-born Stevenson (Kiwi Tracks) has lived across the globe, including outdoor enthusiasts' paradise, Norway, which he describes here. He exults in the magnificence of the country's fjords and mountains but is less enthusiastic about the weather (often rainy, even in summer) and the long winter nights. Unless one is familiar with Norwegian geography, the segments of his walk (with companion Annabel) from Oslo to Bergen may lack a sense of place. Further, although Stevenson frequently mentions taking photographs, they are, unfortunately, not included. There is, however, sufficient information about trekking in Norway to whet the appetite of those seeking a new travel destination. Recommended for larger public libraries with extensive travel collections. Janet Ross, formerly with Sparks Branch Lib., NV
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 17, 2004
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this description of two people's journey across Norway. Having spent five years there, and speaking the language, Andrew provides easy insights into Norway, Norwegians and their way of life. As funny and insightful as it is, there's an added element, a bittersweet experience as he returns to a land, and a past love, which had bewitched him and charmed him. I felt like I was there and didn't want the story to end.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dina P. Anker on October 26, 2002
My husband is Norwegian (moved here from Oslo to marry me). We live in Toronto, ON, Canada!
He often shared stories and stories of how norwegians were and its so funny and entertaining to hear these exact stories in this book.
Its a quick read and you can visualize those beautiful fjords, mountains and off-the-beaten-track trecks you see NOrwegians On
I'd fully recommend it!!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vickii M. Ellis on July 26, 2009
This is an amazing book for anyone who has ever visited Norway and seen the little red farmhouses on the top of the sheer walls that line the fjords. Now imagine following a trail that leads from house to house. The story totally grabs your imagination as it describes an extended hike in one of the most beautiful places in the world. I was very glad to find this story and plan to read it again at some point.
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