How to be Danish: A Journey to the Cultural Heart of Denmark

Author(s): Patrick Kingsley

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Denmark is the country of the moment. Recently named the happiest nation in the world, it's the motherland of The Bridge, Borgen, and The Killing, and home to Noma, the world's best restaurant. But though we wear their jumpers and watch their thrillers, how much do we really know about the Danes themselves? Part reportage, part travelogue, How to be Danish is an attempt to fill in some of the gaps - an introduction to contemporary Danish culture that spans television, food, design, architecture, politics, and race. From the set of The Killing to the chefs of Noma, via the woman who knitted *that* jumper, Patrick Kingsley takes us on a journey to the mysterious heart of Denmark.


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"Fascinating" - New York Times "Kingsley is an eloquent and inquiring observer" - Sunday Times "Delightful" - Wall Street Journal

PATRICK KINGSLEY is the Egypt correspondent for The Guardian, having been a feature writer for the newspaper for two years. He now lives in Cairo and this is his first book.

General Fields

  • : 9781780721880
  • : Short Books Ltd
  • : Short Books Ltd
  • : August 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2015
  • : books

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  • : 192
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Patrick Kingsley