In Forkbeard's Wake: Coasting Around Scandinavia
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In Forkbeard's Wake: Coasting Around Scandinavia

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A fascinating voyage around Scandinavia – from Viking past to volvo present. Spanning boatbuilding, drinking competitions, storms at sea, murder, kayaking and incredibly dangerous New Year fireworks, In Forkbeard’s Wake is at once history, travelogue, social commentary and ripping yarn.
Paperback, 265 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by HarperCollins UK
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Antonomasia
Sep 11, 2014 Antonomasia rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who like 'Coast' and puns
Shelves: travel, nordic
I'd rather be re-watching Lilyhammer...

The other review of this book is only one line, but it's the right one line: a man sails round Scandinavia, meets a lot of people and makes a lot of puns. That's exactly what happens. And it is actual Scandinavia qua Scandinavia, just Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

This was published (and first bought by me) in 2003, when humorous blokey travelogues by the likes of Tony Hawks and Dave Gorman were selling stacks in Britain. Ben Nimmo must have got the advance w...more
JulieK
A guy boats around Scandinavia, meets a lot of people, and makes a lot of puns.
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