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  • Published: 31 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241283912
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $24.99

The Little Book of Hygge

The Danish Way to Live Well: The Million Copy Bestseller

The definitive guide to the Danish wellbeing concept, Hygge, from happiness expert and CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen

A Sunday Times AND New York Times BESTSELLER

The Danish word hygge is one of those beautiful words that doesn't directly translate into English, but it more or less means comfort, warmth or togetherness.

Hygge is the feeling you get when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, in warm knitted socks, in front of the fire, when it is dark, cold and stormy outside. It that feeling when you are sharing good, comfort food with your closest friends, by candle light and exchanging easy conversation. It is those cold, crisp blue sky mornings when the light through your window is just right.

Denmark is the happiest nation in the world and Meik puts this largely down to them living the hygge way. They focus on the small things that really matter, spend more quality time with friends and family and enjoy the good things in life. The Little Book of Hygge will give you practical steps and tips to become more hygge: how to pick the right lighting, organise a dinner party and even how to dress hygge, all backed up by Meik's years' of research at the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen.

This year live more like a Dane, embrace hygge and become happier.

  • Published: 31 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241283912
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Meik Wiking

Meik Wiking founded the world's first Happiness Research Institute in 2013, in Copenhagen, Denmark and is a New York Times and Sunday Times Bestselling author. Meik has been called The Indiana Jones of Smiles and probably the World's Happiest Man by The Times.

He is the author of three globally bestselling books which have sold over 2 million copies worldwide: The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Lykke and The Art of Making Memories.

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Praise for The Little Book of Hygge

the best qualified author (...) cosy and engaging

Sunday Express

Infectiously positive (...) the best beginner's guide

Mail on Sunday

this book explains everything you need to know about the Danish art of living well


Danish, dishy and the world's happiest man (this book) is gorgeously designed


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

a thorough and genuinely helpful little life bible that you'll find yourself coming back to time and again. Hooray for Hygge!


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