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The Wood Fire Handbook: The Complete Guide to a Perfect Fire

Handbook / Manual

By: Vincent Thurkettle (Author)

224 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations

Mitchell Beazley

Hardback | Oct 2012 | #200724 | ISBN-13: 9781845336707
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NHBS Price: £14.99 $18/€17 approx

About this book

The Wood Fire Handbook covers everything you need to know about creating the perfect wood fire, indoors and out, including: the best woods to burn, how to split logs, how to store and season firewood, creating the perfect woodstore, how to lay and tend a fire, choosing wood for scent, cooking on an open fire, and campfires. Illustrated with a mix of line drawings and evocative photographs, this is fundamentally a practical handbook, but with plenty of gift appeal.

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Vincent Thurkettle is a woodsman. After spending his childhood roaming the Somerset countryside, he left school at 16 to work on the Huntley Estate in Gloucestershire. He subsequently trained as a Chartered Forester, and worked for the Forestry Commission, retiring in 2005. He now has a business selling Christmas trees.

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