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The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven

by Nathaniel Ian MIller

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The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven by Nathaniel Ian MIller
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Svalbard, Norway

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Town of Longyearbyen in Svalbard, Norway, buildings of various colors with snow-covered mountains in background Svalbard, formerly known as Spitsbergen, is a mountainous, snowfield-covered Norwegian archipelago located above the Arctic Circle that provides the primary setting for Sven's adventures in The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven by Nathaniel Ian Miller. As described in the novel, there are three primary seasons in Svalbard: sunny winter, a period that sees an increase in daylight from early March to mid-May; polar summer, a period of milder weather and some weeks of round-the-clock light from mid-May through September; and Northern Lights winter, the darker winter period from early October through February during which the stunning display of the Aurora Borealis becomes visible. November to January marks the peak of what is called "polar night," a time in which there is no sunlight for over two months. It is during this time that Sven chronicles his first arduous apprenticeship with a handful of outsourced trappers tasked with maintaining the vacated mining facilities of British-run Camp ...

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