The Year of Living Danishly

Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country

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The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country
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  • 9781848318137
'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.
  • Icon Books Ltd; January 2015
  • ISBN 9781848318137
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  • Title: The Year of Living Danishly
  • Author: Helen Russell
  • Imprint: Icon Books Ltd
Subject categories
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  • 9781848318120
  • 9781848318137

In The Press

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

About The Author

Helen Russell is a journalist and former editor of MarieClaire.co.uk. She now lives in rural Jutland and works as a Scandinavia correspondent for the Guardian, as well as writing a column on Denmark for the Telegraph.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781848318120
  • 9781848318137