50 Words for Love in Swedish


Stephen Keeler

Archetype Books, 2021

Paperback, 160 pages

ISBN: 9781999763749 Categories: , Tags: ,


From bageri (bakery) to vitsippa (wood anemone) via Björn BorgSaab and smörgåsbord, Stephen Keeler delights us with 50 words that capture the essence of his love affair with Sweden.

Newly-qualified as a teacher in 1973, Stephen chanced upon an advert in the Times Educational Supplement and soon found himself whisked to Mariestad in Sweden to teach English. Over the intervening decades he fell in love with the country and its polite, generous and loving people. This book charts his life there through 50 words: objects, places and people. As Marika Cobbold says: a joy from beginning to end.