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Peeps at Many Lands: Norway   By: (1856-1930)

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Peeps at Many Lands: Norway by A. F. (Augustus Ferryman) Mockler-Ferryman offers readers a fascinating glimpse into the enchanting country of Norway. Through vivid descriptions and captivating imagery, the author takes us on a journey to explore the unique culture, stunning landscapes, and rich history of this captivating Scandinavian nation.

Mockler-Ferryman's writing style is engaging and immersive, effectively transporting readers to the various locations discussed in the book. From the majestic fjords that Norway is renowned for, to the bustling streets of Oslo and the quaint, picturesque villages scattered throughout the countryside, each scene comes alive with vibrant detail. The author's love for Norway is evident on every page, as he conveys his awe and appreciation for the country's natural beauty and cultural heritage.

One of the book's strengths lies in its exploration of Norwegian traditions and customs. Mockler-Ferryman delves into the folklore, mythology, and celebrations that define the nation. Through his vivid narrative, we gain insights into the Norwegian way of life, from their deep connection with nature to their enduring folk traditions. These cultural aspects are seamlessly woven into the travelogue, enhancing the reader's understanding and appreciation for Norway and its people.

In addition to its exploration of Norway's cultural fabric, the book also delves into the nation's historical past. From the era of the Vikings to the more recent struggles for independence, Mockler-Ferryman provides a concise yet informative overview of Norway's history. By intertwining historical anecdotes and landmarks with present-day observations, the author creates a cohesive narrative that effectively captures the spirit of the country.

While Peeps at Many Lands: Norway is an informative and engaging read, it is worth noting that some readers might prefer a more in-depth exploration of certain topics. Given the breadth of Norway's cultural and historical heritage, it is inevitable that certain aspects may be touched upon only briefly. However, the book serves as an excellent introduction, enticing readers to delve deeper into the country's rich tapestry.

Overall, Peeps at Many Lands: Norway is a charming and insightful travelogue that lures readers into the captivating world of Norway. Mockler-Ferryman's passion for the subject matter shines through, making this book an enjoyable and educational read for both armchair travelers and those planning a visit to this extraordinary Scandinavian gem.

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Peeps at Many Lands



Lieut. Col. A. F. Mockler Ferryman, F.R.G.S., F.Z.S.

With twelve full page illustrations in colour


A. Heaton Cooper & Nico Jungman

London Adam and Charles Black 1911


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I. The Land of the Vikings 1 II. Modern Norway 5 III. The People and Their Industries 9 IV. On the Farm 15 V. Manners and Customs 20 VI. School and Play 25 VII. Some Fairy Tales 32 VIII. The Hardanger Fjord 37 IX. A Glimpse of the Fjelds 43 X. Wild Nature Beasts 48 XI. Wild Nature Birds 54 XII. Waterfalls, Snowfields, and Glaciers 60 XIII. Driving in Norway 66 XIV. Arctic Days and Nights 70 XV. Laplanders at Home 78 XVI... Continue reading book >>

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