NORWAY: Home of the N by Harlan Major

NORWAY: Home of the N

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is an informal guidebook to Norway. At first glance that seems a highly specialized and perhaps limited sort of travelogue, but the text reads well, and whether you have been to Norway or not, the contagion of enthusiasm for the country is irresistible. It is definitely a guidebook, rather than a personal travel record, though the data is based on the Majors' journeyings the length and breadth of Norway. One gets a successful blend of how to- what and where, with hits of history, biographical jottings, anecdotes of experiences, and every phase of travel in Norway that the experienced or inexperienced traveler could desire. The last part of the book takes specific units of travel, trips from -- to --, with details as to routes, methods of transportation, time involved, where to stay, what to see. One finishes with a conviction that Norway demands revisiting, that its enchantment is many-faceted and that the old and the new are in ideal balance, with a sense of continuity that is unique.

Pub Date: July 6th, 1957
Publisher: David McKay