The Swedish Art of Ageing Well

Life wisdom from someone who will (probably) die before you

Margareta Magnusson

The Swedish Art of Ageing Well by Margareta Magnusson (Hardback ISBN 9781838859497) book cover

Available as Hardback, eBook, Downloadable audio

From New York Times bestselling author of The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, a book of humorous and charming advice for embracing life and ageing joyfully



This is a guide to a life well-lived. It is about the wonder of the everyday and the lessons that age brings.

Wear stripes. Eat chocolate. Don’t leave empty-handed.

But also embrace change, let go of what doesn’t matter and take care of something or someone other than yourself.

The Swedish Art of Ageing Well is a gentle and welcome reminder that, no matter your age, there are always fresh discoveries ahead and pleasures to be enjoyed every day.

“A warm, accessible guide to ageing with grace and art (and chocolate). I loved it”
Matt Haig

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“[Magnusson] returns with more funny and feisty advice … exploring the best ways to embrace life, age joyfully, and accept change by letting go of what doesn’t matter”
sunday Express

“A thought-provoking guide for how to take life in with clear-eyed humor — whatever age we are”
Daniel Klein, Bestselling Author Of Travels With Epicurus

“A wise, gentle reminder to grab life by both hands”
woman & Home

“Simple, universally applicable rules for anyone thinking about the time they have left. There are no Goopy guidelines for adopting an aspirational lifestyle or promises that products might protect you from the inevitability of aging. Instead, Magnusson quilts together private moments to reveal the life lessons she wants to impart … Magnusson is a wonderful storyteller full of wisdom”
washington Post

Margareta Magnusson

Margareta Magnusson was born in Gothenburg in Sweden on New Year’s Eve, somewhere between 80 and 100 years ago. She has worked for many years as an artist and has had her work exhibited as far afield as Singapore and Hong Kong. She has five children and is the author of Döstädning: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning.