The Cloudspotter's Guide meets The Dangerous Book for Boys in this charming celebration of simple delights
Tom Hodgkinson was born in 1968. His book publications include the
bestselling How To Be Idle, which has been published in
fifteen countries, and How To Be Free. Tom lives in Devon
with his expanding family.
Dan Kieran is deputy editor of the Idler. He edited The Idler Book of Crap Towns, Crap Jobs, and Crap Holidays and wrote I Fought the Law. He writes regularly for the Observer, the Sunday Times, The Times and the Guardian. Dan lives in South London with his wife Rachel and their son Wilf.
"At its best, the book has a delightful tone of foppish grandeur, achieving without much fuss a kind of phenomenological intensity in entries such as "Walking Back Home Drunk" or "Poking the Fire". Remember, too, that most things are improved with "a cup of smouldering tea", on which note I must leave you, as the kettle has just boiled" Guardian