Thank God Dickens is dead and his work is out of copyright. It means that this, the first year of How to Hygge the British Way, I can use his book and show you how hygge is a part of British life and has been seen as a part of British life throughout history, just we didn’t call it hygge.
For the next 10 days, I will give you a small (very small) extract and a comment on A Christmas Carol and then a larger extract that tells the story complete. It’s always worth a re-read at this time of year, especially if you’re feeling scrooge-like in your disdain for Christmas as it often appears to be… overstuffed, full of materialistic wants and built on a foundation that relies on being selfish and self-serving. I believe that this little book has so many things to teach us, and it’s always worth going back to the source material.
So, tomorrow it begins.