the atlas of happiness

The global secrets of how to be happy - around the world trip through 33 international happiness concepts, from the bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly.

about the book - THE ATLAS OF HAPPINESS

– Feeling terrified of that upcoming job interview? Take inspiration from the Icelanders and get some Þetta reddast, the unwavering belief that everything will work out in the end.

– Lost your way in life? Make like the Chinese and find your xingfu, or the thing that gives you real purpose.

– Too much on your plate? The Italians can help you learn the fine art of dolce far niente, aka the sweetness of doing nothing at all.

– Overwhelmed by busyness and disconnected from nature? The Swedish have a solution – just find your smultronställe, or ‘wild strawberry patch’, your perfect escape from the rest of the world.

From Australia to Wales, via Bhutan, Ireland, Finland, Turkey, Syria, Japan, and many more besides, The Atlas of Happiness uncovers the global secrets to happiness, and how they can change our lives.  Beautifully illustrated throughout, The Atlas of Happiness will be the perfect cheering Christmas gift of


'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'


'This beautifully illustrated book takes us on a journey around the world to discover how to be happy'

Emerald Street  

'In this beautifully illustrated and fascinating guide, she explores the unique methods that countries adopt in order to find inner peace'


'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'