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The Fly Trap By Fredrik Sjoeberg

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The author finds happiness in the little things. Millions of them, in fact. He tells us about living on a remote Swedish island, blissful long summer nights, lost loves, unexpected treasures, art, nature, slowness, and how freedom can come from the things we least expect.
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The Fly Trap by Fredrik Sjoeberg

Fredrik Sjoeberg's Swedish bestseller about summer, islands, freedom and boundaries.

'The light, the warmth, the smells, the mist, the birdsong - the moths. Who can sleep? Who wants to?'

Fredrik Sjoeberg finds happiness in the little things. Millions of them, in fact. This beguiling bestseller is his unique meditation on collecting hoverflies. It is also about living on a remote Swedish island, blissful long summer nights, lost loves, unexpected treasures, art, nature, slowness, and how freedom can come from the things we least expect.

'Full of charm, a book about how to find meaning in life' Melissa Harrison, The Times, Books of the Year

'I often return to The Fly Trap, it remains close to my heart. The minute observations from nature that reveal sudden insights into one's life. Sometimes I almost think that he wrote it for me' Tomas Transtroemer, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

'Charming, witty and original' Patrick Barkham, Guardian

'Nature writing that can laugh at itself, a real tonic' Gregory Day, Sydney Morning Herald

'Delightful, at once informative and often humorously digressive . . . a humane man of wide-ranging curiosity, Sjoeberg writes with infectious passion' Paul Binding Independent

Fredrik Sjoeberg collects hoverflies on the island Runmaroe, in the archipelago east of Stockholm. He is also a literary critic, translator, cultural columnist and the author of several books including The Art of Flight and The Raisin King, which form a trilogy with The Fly Trap.

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Charming, witty and original . . . a sly challenge to virtually every contemporary orthodoxy -- Patrick Barkham * Guardian *
Its joy lies in Sjoeberg's loose-limbed prose . . . at once whimsical and yet laden with erudition and a deep feeling for the natural world and our place in it * Financial Times *
Delightful, at once informative and often humorously digressive . . . a humane man of wide-ranging curiosity, Sjoeberg writes with infectious passion * Independent *
Subtle, convincing . . . Sjoeberg thrives in the indistinct boundary between science and literature * New Scientist *
A quirky tapestry . . . an enjoyable if wayward tale * Ecologist *
Entertaining . . .iconoclastic . . . the writing is whimsical, digressive and pleasingly devoid of anything too weighty or purposeful -- Richard Coniff * Wall Street Journal *

About Fredrik Sjoeberg


Fredrik Sjoeberg collects hoverflies on the island of Runmaroe, in the archipelago east of Stockholm. He is also a literary critic, translator, cultural columnist and the author of several books, including The Fly Trap and The Raisin King, which form a trilogy with The Art of Flight.

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GOR006868799
The Fly Trap by Fredrik Sjoeberg
Fredrik Sjoeberg
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2015-06-04
288
1846147786
9781846147784
N/A
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