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Gyles Brandreth on The 7 Secrets of Happiness

Tuesday 16th July

Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB
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Please note, this event is now taking place at Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB.

This July we are joined by one of the most natural and gifted comic performers, writer and star of Just A Minute, Gyles Brandreth. Gyles joins us to discuss the illustrated edition of The 7 Secrets of Happiness, a little book attempting to answer a big question: How can we be happy?

7 Secrets of Happiness

‘Marvellous, brilliant, wonderful, best thing I’ve ever heard, transformational…’

That was the response from a total stranger when Gyles Brandreth delivered the Happiness Lecture at Birmingham University. Someone else in the thousand-strong audience tweeted: ‘The 7 Secrets of Happiness are amazing. Thank you Gyles Brandreth, wherever you are.’

Well, ten years on, Gyles Brandreth has learnt yet more about happiness. The secrets are simple rules, easy to remember, but challenging to achieve. Gyles Brandreth found them when he set out on a journey looking for happiness and ended up in the psychiatrist’s chair – with Dr Anthony Clare.

What is happiness? Who gets to be happy? And how?

These are the big questions that Gyles Brandreth aims to answer in this little book. Research shows that happy people live up to ten years longer than unhappy people. This is a book that won’t simply enhance your life: it will extend it.

About Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, former MP and Government Whip, best known as a regular on ITV's This Morning and Radio 4's Just A Minute. On stage he has appeared as Malvolio, Lady Bracknell and in his own musical revue in London's West End. On TV he has featured in Have I Got News For You, QI, Would I Lie to You?, Pointless, Countdown and Celebrity Gogglebox. His novels include seven Victorian murder mysteries featuring Oscar Wilde as his detective and he has published two acclaimed volumes of diaries, an autobiography, Odd Boy Out, and two best-selling royal biographies.

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