The Book of Hygge

The Book of Hygge : The Danish Art of Living Well

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The most beautiful guide to the Danish custom of hygge, the everyday life philosophy for better living.

Hygge is a feeling of belonging and warmth, a moment of comfort and contentment. This beautiful little book will help you to find hygge and embrace it every day. Make a pot of coffee, relax in your favourite chair and discover for yourself how life is better with hygge.

'Best [book] for the philosophy of hygge' You Magazine

'...a philosophy for mindful living' The Guardian

`Her book is a thing of beauty' Irish Examiner
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 138 x 185 x 20mm | 390g
  • Ebury Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1785034464
  • 9781785034466
  • 21,253

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...a philosophy for mindful living

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"Filled with though-provoking learnings, the evolution of hygge in its many forms" * Interiors and Living Magazine * "Best [book] for the philosophy of hygge" * You Magazine * "...a philosophy for mindful living" * The Guardian * "Her book is a thing of beauty" * Irish Examiner *
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About Louisa Thomsen Brits

Louisa Thomsen Brits is half Danish, half English, a writer and journalist. Born in Africa and brought up in the UK, Louisa spent every summer with family in Denmark, learning the language of hygge to establish a place of belonging wherever she has found herself.

For Louisa, hygge is a quality of presence and togetherness. It's a daily practice, a way to affirm interconnectedness and enjoy wellbeing. She believes that hygge is an experience of contentment rather than a pursuit of happiness and is about being not having.

As a Dane, hygge is bred in her bones. As an Englishwoman she can comfortably translate the concept and share its universality as an impetus common to us all.
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