The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country (Paperback)
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The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 01/01/2015

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'A hugely enjoyable romp through the pleasures and pitfalls of setting up home in a foreign land' PD Smith, Guardian

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries.
What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born, or made?

Helen decides there is only one way to find out: she will give herself a year, trying to uncover the formula for Danish happiness. From childcare, education, food and interior design (not to mention 'hygge') to SAD, taxes, sexism and an unfortunate predilection for burning witches, The Year of Living Danishly is a funny, poignant record of a journey that shows us where the Danes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly ourselves.

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848318120
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 216 x 134 x 33 mm

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Joy Finlayson

“I'm keen to add a new stamp to my passport!”

If you’ve ever considered moving to another country, but have been put off by the unknown language and strange customs, reading about Helen Russell’s year in Denmark is a perfect introduction to what expat life could... More

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“Brilliant”

I loved this book and have recommended it to many!
It's part biography, part travel journal, part humour and all real, interesting and brilliant.
Composed month by month by what Russell has researched,... More

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“Find something better in the genre.”

Having heard a number of good things about Helen Russell’s travel memoir of her year living in rural Denmark I decided to give it a go whilst on holiday. I was really just disappointed by her apparent snobbery and... More

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