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Title: The Nordic Secret – A European story of beauty and freedom
Authors: Lene Rachel Andersen & Tomas Björkman
ISBN: 978-91-87935-96-1
512 pages, hardcover
Publication date: November 16, 2017
Publisher: Fri Tanke Förlag, Stockholm, Sweden

For further information, please contact:
Erika Tanos: erika(at)

Danish ISBN: 978-87-92240-74-3
Danish publisher: Det Andersenske Forlag

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Lene Rachel Andersen & Tomas Björkman

Lene Rachel Andersen

Lene Rachel Andersen (b. 1968) is Danish; she has a BA in business economy and studied theology 1993-97. From 1993 to 2001, she wrote comedy and entertainment for Danish media, since 2005, she has worked as an independent futurist, author, philosopher, and publisher.

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For her books, she has received the Ebbe Kløvedal-Reich Democracy Baton (2007) and the Danish librarians’ Døssing Prize (2012); among her titles are Democracy Handbook (2010), Globalt gearskift (2014) and Testosteroned Child. Sad. (2017).

Tomas Björkman

Tomas Björkman (b. 1958) is Swedish; he has a master’s degree in physics and studied macroeconomics on the side. He has made a career as an entrepreneur in a variety of businesses within financial services, media, property development, and banking and has worked all over Europe. Today, he works as a social entrepreneur through his Ekskäret Foundation.

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