Author: Helen Russell
Tags: #Denmark #lego #Jutland
Discovered: The Book House, Thame
Where read: (in part) TAP Flight to Portugal
What's the story?:
London based journalist Helen Russell is on a mission. Following the decision to relocate to Denmark, with her husband's work (for LEGO of course,)Helen challenges herself to embrace the experience and sets out to uncover the secret to the Danish happiness formula.
The Word's Shortlist view:
This is a really clever cultural study packaged as a whimsical diary of one woman's attempts to settle in rural Jutland - or 'sticksville-on-Sea' as the little coastal town is referred to. From social humiliation and lonely winter afternoons to summer parties and LEGOLAND Helen's friendly and personal style is revealing but never indiscreet.
Through personal anecdotes and interviews we quickly build a first-hand portrait of the happiest country in the World. What makes's the Dane's tick? Well its more than LEGO bricks and pastry and this brilliant book has the answer.