Norstedts Bildordbok and Eva

I have a student called Eva who has turned into a good friend. I have been teaching her for many years. She is the kind of person who will bring books to an intensive course for the students to take home, who invites you to parties and is always thoughtful and kind.

About four years ago Eva gave me two of my favourite books – an old picture dictionary and a Swedish -English book of idioms. I give thanks to her (and her dad Bertil) every time I have to look something up.

Last year on the first day of the term Eva gave me a Lilliput dictionary for my collection


This year on the first day of term when I got to the classroom there was a package waiting for me. I was dying to open it but decided to wait until I had time to sit down and savour the moment. Well…


It was the most amazing picture dictionary – which had been out of print for a while (I know because I have been hunting for one)  And Eva had found me one! I am so happy I could burst!

This is the perfect book to have if you need to talk descriptively about something – especially for work where you may have to describe different types of roads or plants and animals.

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photoFind a whole series of these books in different languages here

Thank you Eva!

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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