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The Monocle Book of Gentle Living

A guide to slowing down, enjoying more and being happy

ISBN: 9780500971109 (HB - E)

Monocle has always been a champion of taking it slow. It has encouraged readers to dive into a lake and go for a run. To sleep well. To eat food whose makers are proud of its provenance. In a shouty, jabbing-finger moment in history, it has done its bit to argue for a new modern etiquette to be generous with our time, hospitality and forgiveness. Now its editors and correspondents have brought all of this together in The Monocle Manifesto for a Gentler Life, a book that urges us all to slow down, reconnect, make good things and see nice places. And it also knows when to wear a cheeky smile. Chapters include: -An illustrated guide to being nice, respecting your neighbour and controlling your social media rants. -Profiles of the happiest nations - and the least lonely too. -How to build a house that's good for you and your family. -Essays from leading thinkers and great writers on what we can gain if we shift gear. -The businesses charting a better course - from management to pride in production. -Food - a celebration of the locally made, the chefs that bring people together and a recipe or two. -The objects to own that will give pleasure for years. -The people who changed direction, slowed down and made it work. -The compact cities where you can run a company, be inspired, have a good social life - and be hiking in a forest at 5pm.

Tyler Brûlé is the Editor-in-chief of Monocle. Andrew Tuck is the magazine's Editor, Josh Fehnert is its Executive Editor, and Joe Pickard, its Books Editor.

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