Fishing in Utopia Sweden and the Future That Disappeared by Andrew Brown

In the 1970s Andrew Brown,a misfit young Englishman,moved to Sweden,enticed by the possibility of a cleaner,kinder,more rational future.He married a Swedish woman,learned to fish and brought up his young son in their makeshift cottage in the woods.During the 1980s,his marriage and his country fell apart as the temptations of the outside world forced their way in.The prime minister Olof Palme,was assassinated.The welfare system crumbled.Brown returned home.Twenty years after Palme's murder,Brown travelled the length of Sweden in search of the country he had loved,and then hated,and now found ...Dear readers,you will need to read the book to learn the answer.

"A brilliant book,formidably intelligent in its control of complex material yet shining with humanity,and with the old Swedish belief that we all deserve a just,yet kind society."INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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  • Jessie H.

    Thank you Josephine for introducing us to Sweden in such a graceful,modest and richly informative fashion.

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  • Miriam

    I'm so sorry I didn't make it and with no smart phone couldn't notify you til now. Had a delayed flight this morning and just home now. Sorry to have missed what is always a good chat.

    May 25

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    Sorry - I won't be able to make this either - I will be on holiday.

    April 13

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    Won't be able to make this one unfortunately as in Amsterdam.

    March 25

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