Helen Russell
AUTHOR

Helen Russell

Helen Russell is a British journalist and internationally bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly, Leap Year, Gone Viking and The Atlas of Happiness.

Formerly the editor of MarieClaire.co.uk, Helen has worked as a Scandinavia correspondent for the Guardian, as well as writing a longstanding column for the Telegraph. She now lives in Denmark and writes for titles including The Observer, Stylist, Metro, Grazia and The Independent.

Praise for The Year of Living Danishly:

'A hugely enjoyable romp through the pleasures and pitfalls of setting up home in a foreign land' The Guardian

'Russell is possessed of a razor-sharp wit and a winning self-deprecation' The Independent

'The Book that 1) I didn't put down 2) confirmed that life didn't need to be so hectic 3) I recommended to all the busy people in my life' Huffington Post USA

Praise for Leap Year:

'It's brilliant stuff' BBC Radio 2

'A wonderful and humorous book. I can't remember when I last read a book which made me smile or laugh so often. Highly recommended if you're considering leaping into something new or making a change' Meik Wiking, author of The Little Book of Hygge

'Makes some pretty big promises - but with practical life lessons, witty first-hand experiences and no-BS advice, it really does what it says on the tin' Stella, The Sunday Telegraph

'Written in Russell's signature style that fuses honesty with wit, Leap Year is both a heart-warming tale and a useful guide with hints and tips on how to better deal with change ... Leap Year is a charming book that will resonate with readers the world over' The Literary Edit

Praise for Gone Viking:

'Laugh out loud funny with a good dollop of insight - I loved it!' Katie Fforde

'Funny and moving' Good Housekeeping

'She brought us Hygge, and now Helen Russell's Gone Viking. I laughed out loud as wits-end dentist Alice is put through her norse paces. It's time we all went a little Viking' Grazia

'Laugh-out-loud comedy with surprising depth at its heart' S Magazine

Praise for The Atlas of Happiness:

'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' Grazia

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

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

'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' Woman

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Best Sellers

    • The Year of Living Danishly

    • Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
    • By: Helen Russell
    • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,807
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,610
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,605

    When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting content. Unfortunate delivery.

    • By Jennifer Soudagar on 11-13-15

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Gone Viking

    • By: Helen Russell
    • Narrated by: Juliet Burton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Frazzled mum Alice Ray likes to think she’s on top everything - she has four bags-for-life in the boot of her car for heaven's sake.... 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't live up to reviews

    • By Mary on 12-28-18

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Leap Year

    • How to Make Big Decisions, Be More Resilient and Change Your Life for Good
    • By: Helen Russell
    • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    Having spent the last few years in Denmark uncovering the secrets of the happiest country in the world, Helen Russell knows it's time to move back to the UK. She thinks. Maybe....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Year of Living Danishly was much better

    • By R. Van der Lugt on 04-27-17
    • How to Make Big Decisions, Be More Resilient and Change Your Life for Good
    • By: Helen Russell
    • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 12-15-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 137 ratings

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Atlas of Happiness

    • By: Helen Russell
    • Narrated by: Helen Russell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A round the world trip through 33 international happiness concepts, from the best-selling author of The Year of Living Danishly, Helen Russell.... 

    Regular price: $21.81

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