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  • Published: 15 May 2008
  • ISBN: 9780091923327
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $34.99
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The Book of Idle Pleasures



The Cloudspotter’s Guide meets The Dangerous Book for Boys in this charming celebration of simple delights

The Book of Idle Pleasures is a restorative gift book for the stressed out, tired and hassled. An antidote to our non-stop culture, it is a welcome compedium of timeless delights.

The book lists and reflects on 75 simple pastimes and proves that the best things in life really are free: lighting fires, skimming stones, catching falling leaves, whittling, staring out of the window, dreaming, doodling or taking a nap. The Book of Idle Pleasures is a celebration of pleasure for its own sake in a world of consumer overload.

  • Published: 15 May 2008
  • ISBN: 9780091923327
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $34.99
Categories:

About the authors

Tom Hodgkinson

Tom Hodgkinson is the editor of The Idler, which he co-founded in 1993. He is also the author of the best-selling How To Be Idle. He lives in Devon with his girlfriend and three children.

Dan Kieran

Dan is co-founder and CEO of Unbound. Before that he was a Sunday Times bestselling author, publishing twelve books including Crap Towns, The Idle Traveller and Three Men in A Float. He was Deputy Editor of The Idler for many years and still writes occasionally for the Guardian, The Times, the Telegraph and Die Zeit. He has given talks and workshops on raising money, entrepreneurship and how to have ideas at the Do Lectures, Cambridge University and the European Parliament.

@dan_kieran

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