The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell

This is an eye-opening account of a woman and her family moving to Denmark. Russell goes into everything, and I mean everything, producing a detailed diary, cross culture comparison between her old life in the UK and her new one in Jutland. It is an emotional journey as well as a journalistic testimony as she tells the readers how she settles, becomes pregnant, and embraces nearly every aspect of the new and vibrant culture. Her endearing portrayal of her husband’s (Lego Man) own journey adds another layer to her observations.

It is an entertaining read, but it is also an education in itself. I had to stop reading several times to look up something she experienced because it was fascinating. It was also very personal, and being let into someone’s life, for a year, and hearing about the drastic changes, failures, and Faux pas, made the book feel personal to the reader; it was like getting a letter from an old friend each time I picked up the book.

The Year of Living Danishly


Published by

Gothic Mansion Books

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