The Little Book of Lykke is Coming!
The Little Book of Hygge, based on the Danish model for happiness was pretty much the most talked about book of last winter and those who are fans will be thrilled to hear the news that it’s getting a follow up.
The Little Book of Lykke by Danish author and happiness expert Meik Wiking will be released on 7th September 2017 (December US) and is almost guaranteed to be a Christmas bestseller, and here in the UK, publishers Penguin Life are partnering with mental health charity SANE in publication of the book.
Wiking knows a thing or two about happiness and wellbeing, so much so he is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. The Little Book of Hygge was life transforming for many people looking to simplify their lives in this busy modern world and the Little Book of Lykke will follow on from where it left off.
Marjorie Wallace, founder of SANE called it a ‘Transformative project” saying Wiking’s book has the potential to guide many. The World Health Organisation say that around one in six of us are affected by a mental health condition at any one time at a time when depression is the leading cause of ill-health and disability.
In this modern world happiness can be elusive for many of us, even those who consider ourselves to have good mental health and given the popularity of the Little Book of Hygge, we think The Little Book of Hykke will be on many a Christmas list this year.
The extract reveal was hosted on dead good books and we’ve borrowed it to publish below for you. The excerpt includes the prologue and a peek at chapter 1, picking up the story from the previous books. Read More
Fans were already treated to the publications of Highballs for Breakfast (US – UK) late last year, a collection of passages dedicated to drinking taken from the best of Wodehouse. It was an instant bestseller last Christmas and did very well in the literary gift market. Read More
Whilst it’s a treat for more mature audiences, Die Hard certainly isn’t suitable for kids, until now! This Christmas, you can tuck your little ones into bed and send them off to the land of nod with this children book that teaches young one the story of the no nonsense cop John McClane.
The short story dates back to the traditional form of oral storytelling which, for obvious reasons, could not take hours to resolve. Long tales (such as Homer’s Odyssey) would be recited in sections- often with rhyme and rhythm to aid remembering each verse. Often separate short tales would be told but would be linked in some way (such as Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales).
2017 has seen this traditional form flourish still, and remain ever more popular. Perhaps modern life calls for shorter, snappier tales to fit in with our busy lives?
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