New Books published in January!

Posted on 2015/01/09 , tagged as Danishly, Gold Mine Effect, Helen Russell, January, Light Years, New Titles, Personal Finance, Science For Life, practical guides

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Happy 2015! We have our first five books of the year to share with you, all published this month!

Jan books

Denmark is officially the happiest nation on Earth, so when journalist Helen Russell finds herself spending a year in rural Jutland, she decides she’ll do all she can to uncover the secrets of the Danes’ happiness. But will the long, dark winters and pickled herring take their toll?

‘A lovely mix of English sensibility and Danish pragmatism. Helen seems to have understood more about the Danish character than I have! My only worry is that it will make everyone want to have a go and my holiday home area will get overcrowded.’ Sandi Toksvig

Find out more and follow Helen on Twitter @MsHelenRussell


Discover the much-advertised antioxidants that aren’t good for you, the truth about fat and sugar, how likely it is that toast will fall butter side down, and why buses will actually come in threes. This is a reference tool for informed modern living that separates scientific truth from media myth

In Science for Life, Brian Clegg cuts through the vested interests and confusing contradictory statements that litter the media and the internet, to give a clear picture of what science is telling us right now about changing our lives for the better. ‘At last – the straight facts on everything – subject by subject – that affects our lives today, written in a clear and accessible style. Brilliant!’ Aggie MacKenzie, Presenter, Channel 4’s How Clean is Your House?

But that’s not all from Brian Clegg this month, we’ve also published a new edition of his best loved books – Light Years – the story of light and the people who were determined to unlock the secrets of one of the greatest puzzles of the Universe. ‘A fascinating book on a fascinating subject. It brings together all aspects of light in an unusual and compelling way.’ Sir Patrick Moore Find out more… and follow Brian on Twitter @BrianClegg

Rasmus Ankerson’s The Gold Mine Effect, now in paperback, shows us how to crack the secrets of high performance. We all want to discover our hidden talents and make an impact with them. But how? Rasmus Ankersen, an ex-footballer and performance specialist, quit his job and for six intense months lived with the world’s best athletes in an attempt to answer this question. ‘[A] great read and a fascinating insight into performance.’ Sir Clive Woodward

With expert advice, practical exercises and a real-world focus,Introducing Personal Finance will help you control your spending behaviour, simplify your spending behaviour and make your money work for you. Read more about the Introducing Practical Guide series and follow us on Twitter.

All books are available in all good bookshops and as an eBook. Head over to @iconbooks to see how you can win our new titles!