The ABBA Guide To Stockholm - why you should get it

Published July 16, 2016

This week's blog is not about my upcoming book ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions (revised and expanded edition; pre-order here: abbathecompleterecordingsessions.com). Instead, with the Stockholm tourist season in full swing, I'd like to focus on another book.

Sara Russell's The ABBA Guide To Stockholm was first published in 2010, with a revised edition being made available in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of ABBA's Eurovision Song Contest victory in 2014. I helped out a bit with the book and I was very happy to see it published. I remember Sara telling me that such a book should be put together the first time I met her, in Bristol in 1996.

If you're an ABBA fan and visiting Stockholm this summer (or at any time of the year), it's really a no-brainer: you should get this book. But, perhaps more pertinently, even if you don't intend to visit Stockholm, you will get so much out of this book. It's a book you can read just like...well, a book! You will learn where the ABBA members did this, that and the other; you will realise that several of these things were done in one and the same place; and you will marvel at the many, many photographs and illustrations featured on each and every page of this book. You will feel that you are right there. This is really one of the essential ABBA books.

When the first edition of the book was published, and Sara being in England, I appeared on Swedish television in her place to promote it. You can watch the two appearances I did here and here.

Order the book by using the links to the right on this page.

 

The ABBA Guide To Stockholm by Sara Russell.