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The Little Book of Building Fires

The Little Book of Building Fires

How to Chop, Scrunch, Stack and Light a Fire
208 pages
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Cover TextPenned by a bestselling outdoor living and design author, this is an illustrated guide to everything to do with fires and firewood, and combines practicality with folklore.
Additional text'A brilliantly informative guide and includes everything from where to find wood to banking up and making your fire fragrant [...] and safe' Yorkshire Post.
SummaryNothing beats the companionable crackle of an open fire. Fires invite us to sit and share stories or watch in contemplative silence. We feel drawn to the flickering flames, the gentle curls of aromatic smoke and reassuring radiant heat. Snuggled under a blanket, toasting crumpets and listening to the pleasing pops of burning wood ? what better way to spend a winter's evening? Or, come the summer, few pleasures are richer than cooking food, perched around a campfire, waiting for the stars to come out.
But for all this talk, how many of us know how to build a fire? Would we know which kinds of trees burn best? Could we make our own firelighters or build the perfect fire stack? The Little Book of Building Fires is a richly illustrated pocket guide to sourcing, seasoning and storing firewood, choosing kindling and tinder, and how to build and light the perfect fire. From campfires to woodburners, bonfires to open hearths, this book blends practicality with personal experience and will get you back in touch with your ancient firemaking instincts.
Product TypeBook
Publishing year2017
Publishing date01/07/2017
Pages208 pages
SizeWidth 113 mm, Height 178 mm, Thickness 24 mm
Weight201 g
Article no.32129119


PrefaceAn inspiring, aspirational and practical guide to building fires both indoors and out.


Sally Coulthard has been setting fire to things since she was a small, dungareed tomboy. Gently discouraged from a career in professional pyromania she's now a bestselling author of design and outdoor living books including Shed Chic and Gardenalia. She now lives tucked away on a Yorkshire farm where she can burn things without bothering anyone.