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

Category: Book
By (author): Russell, Helen
Subject:  HISTORY / Europe / Scandinavia
  HISTORY / General
  TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
  TRAVEL / Europe / Denmark
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Icon Books
Published: April 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.80in x 5.08in
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From The Publisher*'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 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 theDanes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly ourselves. 'A hugely enjoyable romp through the pleasures and pitfalls of setting up home in a foreign land''A lovely mix of English sensibility and Danish pragmatism. Helen seems to have understood more about the Danish character than I have! My only worry is that it will make everyone want to have a go and my holiday home area will get overcrowded.''Russell is possessed of a razor-sharp wit and a winning self-deprecation" two of the things that make this book such a delight.'
Biographical NoteHelen 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.