Sub Title
99 Moments of Joy From Around the World
Description

<p>From the bliss of lingering in a warm bed on a winter morning, to a bracing springtime walk by the seaside, <i>A Private History of Happiness</i> offers the reader a wealth of delightfully fresh perceptions of where and how happiness may be found. </p><p>These 99 moments of happiness are arranged by theme – Morning, Friendship, Garden, Family, Leisure, Nature, Food and Drink, Well-being, Creativity, Love and Evening – and each is followed by a brief description and commentary that sets the extract in context and encourages further reflection. </p><p>Drawing on a wide and international range of literary sources – from Ptolemy to Tolstoy – George Myerson reveals that small, unpretentious joys have been shared by human beings across cultures and over thousands of years. He invites us to discover the happiness in our own lives that can be found here and now. </p>

ISBN
9781789541472
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Anima
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Non Fiction
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Pages
256
Annotation

<p>An anthology of quiet yet powerful moments of everyday bliss, drawn not from grand literary works but from private letters, journals and poems.</p>

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Quotes

'It seems a pity that we should need reminding of these pleasures; this charming book does so admirably'

TLS

'This book gives delightfully fresh perceptions of where happiness can be found'

Professor Clare Brant, KCL

'George Myerson has come up not with momentous revelations but small moments of joy'

Harry Eyres

Editions
ISBN
9781781854815
Format
eBook
Title
A Private History Of Happiness
ISBN
9781781854822
Format
Hardback
Title
A Private History Of Happiness
ISBN
9781789541472
Format
Paperback
Title
A Private History of Happiness
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<p>An anthology of 99 moments of authentic happiness. </p>

<p>Draws on a wide range of sources, across many centuries and from around the world. </p>

<p>A charming, inspiring gift book for all seasons. </p>

<p>MARKET: <i>Destination Simple</i> by Brooke McAlary, <i>To Read Aloud</i> by Francesco Dimitri. </p>

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130
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