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  • A trip to my mother's native Sweden helped me recapture my childhood

    10 days ago - By The Guardian

    It was a nostalgic journey to rediscover my family roots, but it was also great fun and reminded me how much I missed this beautiful land When I saw the sign saying “Sweden”, I cheered. I was alone in the car, but still I cheered. It was my brother's car, a white Nissan Note I had managed to dent at a petrol station within an hour of driving off Le Shuttle. Nine hundred miles on, the Nissan and I had survived the deluge that had made the windscreen wipers squeak, the thundering trucks on the Autobahn and the stern young policeman at the Danish border who had made me feel sure I had a car...
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