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THE BOOK OF HYGGE: THE DANISH ART OF LIVING WELL Hygge is a word that has sifted to the surface in recent years but it’s not a new concept. The Danes have enjoyed hygge for hundreds of years, and are measured as one of the happiest nations in the world. But at the heart of Danish life and at the core of hygge, is a quality that is less easy to quantify – contentment. In Denmark, hygge is a significant presence in the backdrop of everyday life – something habitual and ritualistic. Hygge is a quality of presence, a feeling of togetherness, an experience of shelter and wellbeing. It’s a practical, easy antidote to consumerism, a way of belonging to the moment and to each other. There’s no secret formula or single recipe but there are simple ways to invite more hygge into our lives. This book is an introduction to hygge, a careful look at the way of life that underpins it and a comprehensive guide to all the elements that can come together to evoke it.
GIFTED Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.