Stockholm in September 1844, an author, a traveller, with a half year to his free disposal, enters the city with the steamship Swithiod. On the journey to the Swedish capital, he has visited both Ystad and Kalmar in the southern part of Sweden. Now he finally has arrived with great anticipation. In comparison with other travelling authors that often only describe the surface of the country, they are visiting. François Rouel speaks Swedish and also has established contacts in Stockholm. Thereby the author has the ability to take the reader or listener on an exclusive tour into the heart of the city’s social life and living- and work conditions. The book is an excellent example of how history should be told when the audience wants to get to know how the people of different professions actually lived.
As the talented author he is, François Rouel, manages to write an authentic story of Stockholm. It is filled with humour, comparisons with his home country, and movement as well as interesting meetings with different Stockholmers. These and additional insights make the book an extraordinary experience for the reader or listener. This besides being a unique history lesson.
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