How to be Danish: A journey to the cultural heart of Denmark

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Short Books, Nov 1, 2012 - Travel - 112 pages
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 Danes themselves? From Lego to lava lamps - via Borgen, The Killing, and the Muhammed cartoons - Patrick Kingsley takes us on a journey into the mysterious heart of Denmark.

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In spring 2012, Kingsley spent a month travelling around Denmark, observing and interviewing people to produce this sketch that is an insightful examination into contemporary Danish life and culture ... Read full review

HOW TO BE DANISH: A Journey to the Cultural Heart of Denmark

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A book so engagingly written and incisively reported that it will make readers who have never given a second thought to Denmark give at least passing thought to moving there.It would be a mistake to ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Patrick Kingsley is the Egypt correspondent for "The Guardian", having been a feature writer for the newspaper for two years. In 2009 he was named journalist of the year at the Guardian Student Media Awards, and in 2012, MHP Communications named him one of the top five young journalists to watch. Kingsley's work has also appeared in "Wired", "Time Out", "Daily Mail", and The" "Sunday Times "(London). He lives in Cairo, Egypt.

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