Hi, I'm from Ireland and am a total virgin on this whole thing but I so would live a copy of your book, let alone a signed copy, I have taken the leap and here I am trying to blag a book. We would love to see you visit us over here and I would even give you a spot to pitch a tent:) Any who, love the show and everything to do with Hugh and his mates. Keep it going.
I started foraging initially after watching Hugh making elderflower champagne, and would like to do more foraging (and blagging) for free food. You book would give me a good starting point to getting my family and friends involved!
I would be very happy to add a copy of the book to my collection of cookery books - I am a bookbinder, so every book that I come across that is in a poor state doesn't get thrown away; it gets lovingly repaired to as near to new as possible. I have already repaired 4 copies of Mrs Beeton, one from 1902, which was in a bad way. I can also convert paperbacks into hardbacks. My favourite paperback cookbook from the 1970s, "Poor Cook" was falling to pieces, as the glue on the spine gave up. It now has a nice hardback cover, with all the sort of marks on it that a well-used cookbook should have. The oldest cookbook I have repaired was dated 1730. The best thing about repairing books is seeing my customers overjoyed faces when they see their treasured possession, which has some personal meaning, i.e. it was their grandma's, or a wedding present, something like that, given a whole new life.
HI guys, I think you should give me a book just because I went to school with Trevor and he used to take Dutch lessons from my mum in our dining room! Plus I love cooking and really enjoyed the show, would love to do something similar.
Thanks for sharing your journey with us :) I'd LOVE to do what you've done.. you've inspired me to put ' Take a sabbatical and blag around the U.K.' on my to do list.., with or without the milk float?! At present, I'm flat out with the kids, the three jobs and the community farm I work on.. so it's dream fodder for now but I reckon one day I can make it happen. Maybe I can suggest it for the family holiday this summer? (I can see the teenager's face now.... and the language). Anyway, I'd love to read your book for continued inspiration. Cheers :) xx