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The Monocle Book of Gentle Living

The Monocle Book of Gentle Living

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A handbook for the new decade: a book that helps you think about how to slow down, reconnect and live a gentler life.

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 Monocle Book of Gentle Living, 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.

Author: Monocle 
Thames & Hudson

Year: 2020
Material: Hardback without Jacket, 303
Dimensions: W19 × H24 cm