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  • Published: 15 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780224095433
  • Imprint: Square Peg
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $49.99
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Pedlars' Guide to the Great Outdoors


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The perfect handbook for reinvigorating your inner spirit – no matter your age.

If the mere whisper of a relaxing weekend in the country has your offspring moaning and groaning, refusing to leave the warm glow of the TV, then this is the book to quell the quarrels. Containing irreverent (and eminently useful) tips on the outdoors lifestyle, and how to teach your children to enjoy it, the Pedlars' Guide to the Great Outdoors is the perfect handbook for reinvigorating your inner spirit – no matter your age.

From the perfect country walk (take pork pies and a hip flask of red wine); outdoorsy family games (be anarchic, but be careful when your wife is wielding a croquet mallet); dealing with ticks (it's all about vodka) – and tips for dazzling barbecues (scallops, venison and mud-baked potatoes).

Moving from the city and launching themselves into country life, the Gladstones learnt everything they know through a great love for the outdoors. And if the Gladstones don't know it first hand, they know someone who does. The guidebook is studded with chatty, first-person interviews on topics as varied as wild camping, bee-keeping and bridge-building (all stories told with a bit of an edge).

It's the Great Outdoors – but a bit rock 'n' roll.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780224095433
  • Imprint: Square Peg
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $49.99
Categories:

About the Authors

Charlie Gladstone

With his wife Caroline Gladstone, Charlie Gladstone runs Pedlars, an award-winning company specialising in good, old-fashioned and solidly designed furniture, accessories and outdoor equipment.

For more than twenty years, Charlie and Caroline have lived amongst the wild, unkempt countryside of Kincardineshire in Scotland with their six children, six dogs, some horses and some very ancient chickens. With a long family history of outdoors expertise, anecdotes and unbridled passion, Charlie and Caroline are ideally placed to write The Family Guide to the Great Outdoors, an inspiring and irresistible guide to life beyond four walls.

Caroline Gladstone

With her husband Charlie Gladstone, Caroline Gladstone runs Pedlars, an award-winning company specialising in good, old-fashioned and solidly designed furniture, accessories and outdoor equipment.

For more than twenty years, the Gladstones have lived among the wild, unkempt countryside of Kincardineshire in Scotland with their six children, six dogs, some horses and some very ancient chickens. With a long family history of outdoors expertise, anecdotes and unbridled passion, they are ideally placed to write The Family Guide to the Great Outdoors, an inspiring and irresistible guide to life beyond four walls.

Kate Burt

Charlie and Caroline Gladstone run Pedlars, an award-winning company specialising in good, old-fashioned and solidly designed furniture, accessories and outdoor equipment.

For more than twenty years, Charlie and Caroline have lived among the wild, unkempt countryside of Kincardineshire in Scotland with their six children, six dogs, some horses and some very ancient chickens. With a long family history of outdoors expertise, anecdotes and unbridled passion, they are ideally placed to write this inspiring and irresistible guide to life beyond four walls.


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