The Year of Living Danishly

The Year of Living Danishly Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country

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

Given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: Denmark, land of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries, was the happiest place on earth.

Keen to know their secrets, Helen gave herself a year to uncover the formula for Danish happiness.

From childcare, education, food and interior design to SAD and taxes, The Year of Living Danishly records a funny, poignant journey, showing us what the Danes get right, what they get wrong, and how we might all live a little more Danishly ourselves.

In this new edition, six years on Helen reveals how her life and family have changed, and explores how Denmark, too - or her understanding of it - has shifted. It's a messy and flawed place, she concludes - but can still be a model for a better way of living.

Book information

ISBN: 9781848318120
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Imprint: Icon Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 948.950612
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxx, 354
Weight: 426g
Height: 217mm
Width: 136mm
Spine width: 34mm