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“Your guide to what is happening in Norway.” (Sons of Norway, William DeRoche)

“One of the deepest and funniest presentations of Norway, its people and culture.” (GoodReads review)

“One of the most revealing books about the real Scandinavia.” (Forbes, David Nikel)

“I just couldn’t stop reading your book. I was doing my exchange in Norway, and it definitely helped me in understanding the Norwegian culture and the places to travel to!” (Amazon Review)

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Are you in love with a Norwegian?

Are you an American of Norwegian descent?

Are you a student in Norway?

Are you working in Norway or with Norwegians?

Are you dreaming of living in Norway?

Do you plan to travel to Norway?

Are you generally interested in Scandinavian culture?

Do you know anyone who is anything of the above?

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A Frog in the Fjord - One Year in Norway

About The Book

Norwegians are the happiest people in the world, but can anyone else be happy in Norway?
Lorelou, a French woman in her mid-20s from Provence region gets a job in Oslo, Norway. She is not too inspired by this Arctic country. Are Norwegian people as cold as their weather? She is however curious to discover the Northern lights, and explore the the country’s famous landscapes.

So many things are weird about Norwegian people: they go skiing in the middle of the city, take their holidays in cabins with neither water nor electricity, lit candles to make things koselig and have strange names like Odd and Bored. Learning Norwegian language, making local friends and dating are proving to be much harder than she thought. She has one year to figure out whether she wants to live there for good and make Norway her home.

A Frog in the Fjord - One Year in Norway

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About The Author

Lorelou Desjardins is originally from Provence in France. She traveled the world before moving to Norway, where she has now been living for 12 years. She has worked for numerous environmental and human rights NGOs, and is also the blogger behind, as well as author of two books on Norwegian culture. She is a columnist for VG, Norway’s most read newspaper, and holds workshops for companies and universities to help foreigners integrate in the Norwegian society.

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Lorelou Desjardins

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