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Enjoy a Smorgasbord of adventure on land and water in Stockholm

GETTING AROUND: Stockholm is made up of a necklace of 14 islands linked by 54 bridges. But much of what’s popular with visitors lies in the neighbouring suburbs of Norrmalm, Ostermalm, Djurgarden, Sodermalm and Gamla Stan. Getting around is easy. Many attractions (including the beautiful waterfront area) are within walking distance of each other. There are good cycleways and an efficient bus and underground system and boats and ferries that offer cruises around the city or to nearby islands. Tip: Watch out for the funky art at many of the underground stations.

A lesson in the perfect smorgasbord at The Grand Hotel, Stockholm

The smorgasbord is practically the Swedish national dish, a cornucopia of all that is delicious in the freshest local food. But there is a science as well as an art to enjoying the gastronomic extravaganza. As we were seated at the Veranda restaurant at The Grand Hotel, Stockholm’s finest and one of the oldest, we were handed an elegant card, a sort of road map for the

Review Gotland by Fiona

Gotland-cover Esther Chatwin has always been a quiet, insular person, the kind of person who is “happiest at the edge of things, watching and dreaming.” When she was in her teens she had been chronically debilitated by panic attacks and her growing distress when she is thrust into the public eye after her husband is elected Prime Minister of Australia lies at the heart of Fiona Capp’s topical novel Gotland.

Capp dissects the pressures placed on a family where one member achieves the kind of public position that invites increasingly intense public scrutiny and who is faced with the kind of compromise to strongly-held beliefs which challenges the foundation of their personal relationships.

Being First Lady was not the life Esther had expected when she was wooed by David then a


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