Sweden and the Family

My latest book – the story of the Grönstedt family from Dalarna who made their home in Saltsjöbaden – in Swedish – is now available from the author


The book tells the story of Karl and Maria Grönstedt who settled in Saltsjöbaden where Stockholm meets the Baltic Sea in the early years of the 20th century. They found a large house called Majgården and soon filled it with many children. It is also about their ancestors from Dalarna, generations of soldiers, who later made the journey from the countryside to the big city in the 19th century, when times were hard for many Swedish people and millions emigrated.

The book (64 pages) is available by post from Ylva French, ylva@ylvafrench.co.uk – price 150 Swedish kronor or £15 including postage and packing.