|Subtitle||A memoir in fragments of a foreign language|
From bageri (bakery) to vitsippa (wood anemone) via Björn Borg, Saab and smörgåsbord, Keeler delights with 50 words that capture the essence of his love affair with Sweden and the ways we know each other and the ways we can fall in love with places not our own.
Born 1951. Educated: Durham, Leeds, London and the Royal Society of Arts. 40 years in international language education. Lived and worked in China, Vietnam, eastern Europe, for the British Council, the UN and BBC World Service.
Keeler has written a deeply companionable book … Deft, detailed, gently humorous and kind; it’s just enough. Lagom, in fact.
A L Kennedy
Keeler has brought the Sweden of my childhood vividly to life in this charming and idiosyncratic memoir… a joy from beginning to end.