The Book of Idle Pleasures

Dan Kieran, Tom Hodgkinson

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 compendium 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.

  • Ebury Press
  • Published 1st May 2008
  • 224 Pages
  • 132mm x 205mm x 21mm
  • 297g
  • £12.99