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  • Published: 31 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781785034466
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $27.99

The Book of Hygge

The Danish Art of Living Well




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

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

  • Pub date: 31 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781785034466
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

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.


Praise for The Book of Hygge

“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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