The Year of Living Danishly

£12.99

Denmark is officially the happiest nation on Earth, so when journalist Helen Russell finds herself spending a year in rural Jutland, she decides she’ll do all she can to uncover the secrets of the Danes’ happiness. But will the long, dark winters and pickled herring take their toll?

ISBN: 9781785780233 Author: Russell, Helen Publisher: Icon Books Publication Date: 3rd December 2015 Imprint: Icon Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 948.950612 (edition:23) Pages: xxx, 354 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:
* NOW WITH A NEW CHAPTER *

‘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 oflong 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 Danishlyourselves.
In this new edition, six years on Helen reveals how her life and family have changed, and explores how Denmark, too – orher understanding of it – has shifted. It’s a messy and flawed place, she concludes – but can still be a model for a betterway of living.

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