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Bergen, where Jo Nesbs Snowman carried out his grisly work, refashions its image

Bergen is dead set on ensuring its fame isnt merely for fictional noir slaughters by running huge sums into raising its global artistic profile, writes Vanessa Thorpe Bergen, with its safeguarded historic waterfront and romantic, low-hanging mountain mists, is quite used to being packaged for foreign consumption. Long sold as” the gateway to the Norwegian fjords”, the Viking port is an established stop-off for Nordic cruises and, since the recent international literary boom in Norwegian novelist Jo Nesbo. And Bergen’s streets, with their processions of hooded quilted coats, zipped against…

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