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The year of living Danishly my twelve months unearthing the secrets of the world's happiest country

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  • ISBN: 184831812X
  • ISBN: 1848318138
  • ISBN: 9781848318137
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: London : Icon Books, 2015.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Making Changes: The Happiness Project -- 1. January: Hygge & Home -- 2. February: Forgetting the 9-5 -- 3. March: Leisure & Languages -- 4. April: Great Danes & Other Animals -- 5. May: Traditions & Getting Told Off -- 6. June: Just a Girl -- 7. July: Going Away & Playing Away -- 8. August: The Kids are Alright -- 9. September: Butchers, Bakers & Culture Makers -- 10. October: In Sickness & in Health -- 11. November: 'Here comes the Snow/Sleet/Soul-destroying Darkness ... ' -- 12. December: Trusting the Taxman (or Woman) -- 13. Christmas: God Jul!
Summary, etc.:
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 the Danes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly ourselves.
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Subject: Denmark Jutland
Jutland (Denmark) Social life and customs
Jutland (Denmark) Social conditions
Social conditions
Manners and customs
HISTORY Europe Scandinavia
Happiness Denmark
Russell, Helen 1980-
Russell, Helen 1980- Homes and haunts Denmark Jutland
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