The Week-End Book

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The Week-End Book

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A delightful little book for 'week-enders young or old, guest or host, married or single, discreet or adventurous'. THE WEEK-END BOOK is an invaluable book for week-enders of all ages. Containing a wealth of advice from what to eat on country jaunts ('Use tinned goods, but disguise them. No-one should ever suspect that they are tinned'; 'N.B. - mice cooked in honey should be imported from China, not prepared at home'), to tips on bird-spotting and types of bird ('The blackbird possesses a quite different emotional quality from the robin, being full of fears, suspicions and nervous reactions'). From suggestions for games to play (e.g. Human Polo where 'The biggest men are the ponies, and the girls or lighter weights mount them pick-a-back'), to essential first aid ('Before party drinking swallow a half to one ounce of Olive Oil or drink a glass of milk'). Other sections include: how to forecast the weather (useful when embarking on camping weekends), notes on the stars at night, types of architecture encountered in the country, information on farming techniques and the breeds of farm animals, a calendar of wild flowers, and varieties of trees and how to spot them. Entertaining, informative and completely invaluable, no one should embark on a weekend without it.

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The Week-End Book was first published by the Nonesuch Press in June 1924. With various editions and altercations, it was reprinted in England nineteen times. In criticism of its commercial success, Virginia Woolf once commented, "The Hogart Press may not make any money but at least we did not publish The Week-End Book."

From how to forecast the weather, make a campfire, or make your own paper cups, to suggestions for games to play in the country and the potential damages (legal and medical) that might result, The Week-End Book offers essential advice for anyone on making the most of their precious leisure time. In addition, The Week-End Book contains a thoughtful selection of poetry that can be fully enjoyed in the peace of the countryside. Portable and practical, The Week-End Book is the perfect recipe for successful weekend living.

About the Author:

The Nonesuch Press was founded in 1922 by Francis Meynell, his wife Vera, and David Garnett. In addition to The Week-End Book, it published many editions of classic literature—including the complete works of Charles Dickens, the complete works of William Blake, and the Bible—that are landmarks in fine bookmaking to this day.

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