The Little Book of Hygge

The Little Book of Hygge : The Danish Way to Live Well

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**THE INTERNATIONAL, NEW YORK TIMES and SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, WITH OVER HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD**

Denmark has an international reputation for being one of the happiest nations in the world, and hygge is widely recognised to be the magic ingredient to this happiness.

Hygge has been described as everything from "the art of creating intimacy", "cosines of the soul", "the absence of annoyance" to "taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things", "cosy togetherness" and "the pursuit of everyday pleasures".

Hooga? Hhyooguh? Heurgh? It is not really important how you choose to pronounce or even spell 'hygge'. What is important is that you feel it. Whether you're cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends, hygge is about creating an atmosphere where we can let your guard down.

The Little Book of Hygge is the definitive, must-read introduction to hygge, written by Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. The book is packed full of original research on hygge, conducted by Meik and his team, along with beautiful photographs, recipes and ideas to help you add a touch of hygge to your life.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 185 x 27mm | 494g
  • Penguin Life
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241283914
  • 9780241283912
  • 392

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the best qualified author (...) cosy and engaging Sunday Express
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a thorough and genuinely helpful little life bible that you'll find yourself coming back to time and again. Hooray for Hygge! * Heat * every wondered why Denmark is always ranked one of the happiest places on earth? Well, that's down to hygge. And want to know what hygge is? Then read this book. * Daily Mail Ireland * Danish, dishy and the world's happiest man (this book) is gorgeously designed * Times * this book explains everything you need to know about the Danish art of living well * Metro * Infectiously positive (...) the best beginner's guide * Mail on Sunday * the best qualified author (...) cosy and engaging * Sunday Express *
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About Meik Wiking

Meik Wiking founded the world's first Happiness Research Institute in 2011, in Copenhagen, Denmark. He consults cities, governments and organisations around the world on happiness. He has advised the Minister of State for Happiness in the UAE, the state of Jalisco in Mexico and the city of Goyang in South Korea, among others. He holds a degree in business and political science and has previously worked for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is the author of two globally bestselling books: The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book of Lykke.
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