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Best Books About Denmark

Recommendations from 11 articles, David Heinemeier Hansson, Shauna Niequist, Brianne Kimmel.
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Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen - 2014-10-01 (first published in 1913)
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Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales are like exquisite jewels, drawing from us gasps of recognition and delight. Writing in the midst of a Europe-wide rebirth of national literature, Anderson broke new ground with his fairy tales in two important ways. First, he composed them in the vernacular, mimicking the language he used in telling them to ch...
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The Year of Living Danishly
Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
Helen Russell - 2016-04-12 (first published in 2015)
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Denmark is officially the happiest nation on Earth. When Helen Russell is forced to move to rural Jutland, can she discover the secrets of their happiness? Or will the long, dark winters and pickled herring take their toll?A Year of Living Danishly looks at where the Danes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from li...
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How to Be Danish
A Journey to the Cultural Heart of Denmark
Patrick Kingsley - 2014-02-04 (first published in 2012)
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What links Sarah Lund and Lars von Trier? Or Carlsberg and Kierkegaard? Or even Shakespeare and Metallica? The answer lies in Denmark, the country that has gripped the British imagination more than any other in recent memory. But though we watch their TV series, wear their jumpers, and play with their toys, how much do we really know about the Dane...
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We, the Drowned
Carsten Jensen - 2012-05-22 (first published in 2006)
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AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERA THRILLING EPIC TALE OF THE SEA“We, the Drowned sets sail beyond the narrow channels of the seafaring genre and approaches Tolstoy in its evocation of war’s confusion, its power to stun victors and vanquished alike . . . A gorgeous, unsparing novel.” — Washington Post“A generational saga, a swashbuckling sailor’s tale, a...
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Lonely Planet Pocket Copenhagen
Lonely Planet - 2018-04-17
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Copenhagen is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Enjoy all the fun of the fair at Tivoli Gardens, relive history at the engrossing Nationalmuseet, or be inspired at Louisiana, one of Europ...
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Fear and Trembling
Soren Kierkegaard - 2006-05-30 (first published in 1843)
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Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, and religious author interested in human psychology. He is regarded as a leading pioneer of existentialism and one of the greatest philosophers of the 19th Century.In Fear and Trembling, Kierkegaard wanted to understand the anxiety that must have been present in Abraham when God commanded him ...
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Copenhagen Food
Stories, Tradition and Recipes
Trine Hahnemann - 2018-10-02
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The food culture of Copenhagen is woven into the fabric of Trine's daily life; she has lived in the heart of Copenhagen for more than 40 years. There is no smorrebrod, hot dog, ice cream, or coffee she hasn't tasted in this quietly gastronomic capital city.Now, in this ground-breaking book, Trine takes us on a tour of her home town, introducing us ...
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Denmark
DK Eyewitness - 2019-07-16 (first published in 2005)
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Discover Denmark with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you've even packed your case. Cycle Copenhagen's picturesque streets, explore the rugged coastline of Bornholm, swig craft beer in Aarhus or follow in the footsteps of Vikings in Viborg and Fyrkat...
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Denmark - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (104)
Mark Salmon, Culture Smart! - 2019-06-24 (first published in 2005)
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Mention Denmark and some people will think of marauding Vikings with horned helmets or one of Denmark’s more famous exports—Carlsberg beer—or the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. But of the Danes themselves they may know very little. The Danes tend to be more relaxed and less formal than their fellow Scandinavians—and more independently mind...
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So You Want to be a Viking
Georgia Amson-Bradshaw - 2019-09-03
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Kate, Eddie, and Angus are dazzled by pictures of Viking warriors’ deadly axes and blingy swords in their library books. But when they’re transported back in time to Scandinavia in 991 CE, they must figure out if they have what it takes to become Vikings themselves.A big, burly Viking called Bjorn initiates the kids in the ways of wielding a battle...
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
Lonely Planet Denmark by Lonely Planet
The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth
Countrymen by Bo Lidegaard
Winter's Tales by Isak (Karen Blixen) Dinesen
Silence in October by Jens Christian Grondahl