Monday, 25 March 2019

The Lost Book of Adventure

This is a book review with a difference; instead of analysing it and giving you a blow by blow account of what to expect from it, I'm going to show you how much fun we had with it and let you make up your own minds.

The book in question is "The Lost Book of Adventure".  It's written by an "Unknown Adventurer", edited by Teddy Keen, published by Quarto Publishing and is absolutely perfect for adventurers of all ages.

The notes were discovered buried deep in the Amazon jungle and they provide all the guidance you need for living a life of adventure.  Things like...

How to make an emergency sling for an injured arm using your fleece:

I'm preparing my Oscars acceptance speech.

 The best position to adopt if you need an outdoors poo:

(They perhaps had something a little less public in mind!)

How to make a rucksack from a pair of trousers:

How to make an emergency toothbrush from a nearby twig:

As well as being choc-full of brilliant ideas and advice the book is superbly illustrated and is a joy to hold and flick through.  (I am a book nerd and I squealed with excitement when I first saw it.)  When we were out taking the photos for this blog we got chatting to a couple who, quite rightly, wondered what the hell we were doing and they went away with the title noted down so they could buy it for their grandkids. It's that sort of book - it just delights you from the moment you first see it.

I also think it's incredibly well priced at £20 and has the look and feel of a much more expensive book.  You can find more information about it here - and make sure you're following me on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) over the next week or so as I'll be giving one away in a competition.  Happy adventuring!

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