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The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well
Meik Wiking
(UK: Penguin Life, @PenguinUKBooks, 2016; USA: William Morrow, @HarperCollins, 2017)

Embrace hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) and become happier with this definitive guide to the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness and well-being.

Why are Danes the happiest people in the world? Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, says hygge is the answer: ‘Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience. It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe.’

Hygge is the sensation you get when you’re cuddled up on a sofa, in cosy socks under a soft throw, during a storm … It’s that feeling when you’re sharing comfort food and easy conversation with loved ones at a candle-lit table … It is the warmth of morning light shining just right on a crisp blue-sky day.

The Little Book of Hygge introduces you to this cornerstone of Danish life, and offers advice and ideas on incorporating it into your own life.

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Recommended by:
Christopher Norris, Director, Jolabokaflod CIC

Christopher launched his campaign to promote the Icelandic Jólabókaflóðið tradition in November 2015. This initiative took form as Jolabokaflod CIC, a not-for-profit showcase for book recommendations wrapped in Icelandic literary culture, and Jolabokaflod Book Campaign Ltd, a yet to launch commercial arm. Keep up to date with news and developments by signing up to the monthly Jolabokaflod newsletter and/or the Jolabokaflod platforms at Facebook and Twitter.

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