FEEDBACK FROM READERS  (last update 15 August 2022)

kolme kirjaa, joista sanoisin, että jokaisen pitäisi elämänsä aikana lukea — Ramsay: Sommar och segel, Olin Stephens: All this and sailing, too, ja Tapani: I have won, I have lost. Kim (FI)

beautifully illustrated …. the fluent, precise and modestly descriptive tone is perfectly suited to the material. Steffan (UK)

I loved your book, especially the first chapter on the Holm family. It made me travel in Sweden during the late 19th and the 20th century with what apppears to be a very touching family. Adrian (CH)

I really like your book, I have recomendated it to many friends in Spain. Antonio (SP)

I just can’t stop reading it! Max (BR)

I am deeply impressed about the monster work you put in this masterpiece! Peter (DE)

Jag måste säga att jag verkligen är djupt imponerad av din bok, att den är så omfattande och så välskriven. Kjell (SE)

Congratulations to your wonderful book. Lasse (DE)

Ja on hienoa yleisempää kulttuurihistoriaa, syvälle menevän venemaailman lisäksi. Siinä se nousee ihan omaan sfääriinsä lajissaan. Arto (FI)

I finished reading the book yesterday: what a fantastic story and well put together! I enjoyed it every page. Erik (NL)

The book is very interesting to read, it is a good piece of pleasure when I open it!  Pascal (FR)

I have just finished your excellent book. It was fascinating. Perhaps some day I will visit Holms Yachtvarv!  Charlie (UK)

… hugely impressive, scholarly biography of Tore Holm. Steffan (UK)

I’m reading the book with great interest. You’ve done really fantastic work! Alexey (RU)

Thank you very much for your FANTASTIC book! Très belle biographie et parfaitement documentée. Du grand art. (Jacques, FR)

It’s good! You should be pleased. (Adrian, UK)

Kiitos hienosta ja mukaansatempaavasta kirjasta. (Matti, FI)

Kirja on mainio. (Satu, FI)

tuskin mitään lähellekään tuon tasoista on hetkeen tuotettu Suomessa. (Ilona, FI)

… very interesting and well written. A nice mix of text and images. A magnificent effort! (Jan, SE)

Received your excellent book, many Thanks. Your book has already given me a lot of pleasure and given me a lot of missing information. (Michael, SE)

A handsome tome with a tote bag to match (well it is a thick book!). We’ll done Tapani Koskela on his definitive biography of Tore Holm, just published. (Nic, UK)

What a brilliant book. Well written, thorough and entertaining. (Ilkka, FI/JP)

I really enjoyed your introduction. (Luca, IT)

Book is fabulous. Congratulations! … I think I know how I will be spending the afternoon! (Charles, GB)

What a fantastic job Tapani. Congratulations…I just received your book this morning. I’m learning a lot,…also about my boat. (Daniel, CH)

Just read the ‘Strictly Confidential’ part. Very interesting! Great book! (Max, FI)

… a great book, interesting, insightful and fluent! (Anssi, FI)

… remarkable book … extraordinary biography! (Ollivier, FR)

onnittelut hienosta kirjasta (Erik, FI)


Tosi upea kirja. (Kyösti, FI)

Se on todella hieno ja siitä tulee olemaan varmasti iloa pitkäksi aikaa! (Pekka, FI)

Den här kan även en landkrabba läsa. (Maria, FI)

onpa upea teos! (Sami, FI)

Finally I have a copy of the new book by Mr Tapani Koskela about Tore Holm. The long winternights are now saved for reading. (Bobby, SE)

I am in awe of the work you must have put into this labour of love. (Adrian, GB)

a staggering piece of research and effort by the author … I can almost taste those long Swedish summer days around the skerries (Adrian, GB)