SMALL BOAT THROUGH SWEDEN by Roger Pilkington

SMALL BOAT THROUGH SWEDEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Having traveled through Belgium, through Holland, and to the Skagerrak, the foot Commodore now makes a delightful trip from the western coast of Sweden eastward to Stockholm via inland canals and waterways. Part of this leisurely journey is a detour, via the tiny Dalsland Canal (where the Commodore turned out to be the first English ship that had been recorded since 1869, when the waterway was opened) to a corner of Norway. Mr. Pilkington's style of writing is thoroughly captivating, and his narrative is liberally sprinkled with apt pieces of Norse mythology; travel diaries from other countries, written by people traversing the same water ways; geology; geography; and political, religious, and economic history. Attractive line drawings by David Knight add to the overall charm, and several detailed maps make it possible for the reader to follow the course of this gentle journey.

Pub Date: Sept. 21st, 1961
Publisher: St Martin's Press