Helen Russell is a British journalist and internationally bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly, Leap Year, Gone Viking, The Atlas of Happiness and How To Be Sad - the key to a happier life. Formerly the editor of MarieClaire.co.uk, Helen has worked as a Scandinavia correspondent for the Guardian, as well as writing a longstanding column for the Telegraph. She now lives in Denmark and writes for titles including The Observer, Stylist, Metro, Grazia and The Independent. Praise for The Year of Living Danishly: 'A hugely enjoyable romp through the pleasures and pitfalls of setting up home in a foreign land' The Guardian ‘Russell is possessed of a razor-sharp wit and a winning self-deprecation’ The Independent 'The Book that 1) I didn’t put down 2) confirmed that life didn’t need to be so hectic 3) I recommended to all the busy people in my life' Huffington Post USA 'In best-selling travel book The Year Of Living Danishly, Londoner Helen Russell reveals what happened when she swapped the capital for a new life in rural Jutland. It’s A Year in Provence for the modern age' Mail on Sunday 'Learn how to live simply and with joy in Denmark' Forbes magazine, Top Travel Book 'Brilliant - I've actually fallen out with friends I've recommended it to so many people' Rob Beckett Praise for Leap Year: 'It's brilliant stuff' BBC Radio 2 'A wonderful and humorous book. I can't remember when I last read a book which made me smile or laugh so often. Highly recommended if you're considering leaping into something new or making a change' Meik Wiking, author of The Little Book of Hygge 'Makes some pretty big promises - but with practical life lessons, witty first-hand experiences and no-BS advice, it really does what it says on the tin' Stella, The Sunday Telegraph 'Written in Russell's signature style that fuses honesty with wit, Leap Year is both a heart-warming tale and a useful guide with hints and tips on how to better deal with change ... Leap Year is a charming book that will resonate with readers the world over' The Literary Edit Praise for Gone Viking: 'Laugh out loud funny with a good dollop of insight - I loved it!' Katie Fforde 'Funny and moving' Good Housekeeping 'She brought us Hygge, and now Helen Russell’s Gone Viking. I laughed out loud as wits-end dentist Alice is put through her norse paces. It’s time we all went a little Viking' Grazia 'Laugh-out-loud comedy with surprising depth at its heart' S Magazine Praise for The Atlas of Happiness: 'It's a delight, as well as being a gorgeous-looking book. You'll buy it as a gift only to find yourself using it as a crutch to get to spring’ Grazia ‘This beautifully illustrated book takes us on a journey around the world to discover how to be happy’ Psychologies 'In this beautifully illustrated and fascinating guide, she explores the unique methods that countries adopt in order to find inner peace’ Emerald Street ‘This original and informative guide to global happiness provides plenty of inspiration. The perfect read to help you refocus your life and refresh your perspective’ Woman Praise for How To Be Sad: 'So brilliantly researched and written with great energy. And boy, did it make me think – I must have turned down 50 pages to come back to later!' Pandora Sykes ‘This is such an important subject and we would all be better off if we absorbed Helen’s robust research and kind advice and allowed ourselves to be sad’ Cathy Rentzenbrink 'So brilliant, so heart warming, so extraordinary, so vulnerable and uplifting… wonderful. Should be compulsory reading for everyone' Helen Thorn 'Helen Russell is back with another cracker of a book exploring how our relationship with sadness affects our happiness' Psychologies ‘In any human life there are going to be periods of unhappiness. That is part of the human experience. Learning how to be sad – is a natural first step in how to be happier’ Meik Wiking, CEO, The Happiness Research Institute ‘I didn't think I wanted to read this book until I read it. Then I couldn't stop. An absolutely gorgeous and insightful and intelligent and necessary book’ Hollie McNish ‘A very persuasive account of how accepting sadness as a key part of our human experience can lead to more fulfilment and ultimately more happiness. Full of moving personal insight and brilliant research. This book reframes feeling sad’ Anna Jones ‘Helen brings an entirely unique combination of research, interviews, transparency, and story-telling to every book she writes. Thank you, from all of us’ Joshua Becker, founder of Becoming MinimalistRead more Read less
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