OK. Own up. When you think “Sweden” what comes to mind? A perpetually snow-bound country a stone’s throw from the north pole, populated by hoards of beautiful, blue eyed blondes, getting down to ABBA as they diligently assemble their flat pack furniture in the nude (except of course for a helmet and gloves in case of an unforeseen furniture assembly accident)? Or perhaps you think nothing at all. Well, a wonderful new book has been released that is sure to help you move beyond the stereotypes and fill in the blanks. As the name suggests, Amazing Sweden is an unabashed ode to the Land up North – a smorgasboard of a book that guides the reader on a captivating journey through all aspects of life in modern Swedish culture. Not only that, it lets them in on a few well kept secrets. For example, did you know that apart from being beautiful, the Swedes are often brilliant as well? Yes indeed. For a small country Sweden has long punched well above its weight, often finding itself at the forefront of world development in a surprising array of fields. Guaranteed to grace any coffee table, Amazing Sweden is brought to you by its own trio of brilliant Swedes: Marie Dahlberg’s insightful and humorous texts are perfectly complemented by Maria Ravegård’s stylish art work and Lena Koller’s breathtaking photography. Once you’ve seen this book you will have no choice but to concur – Sweden is amazing!