John-Paul Flintoff is a feature writer for the Sunday Times, and author of Comp: a Survivor’s Tale. As well as writing, he has worked as a bin man, executive PA, scuba diver, taxi driver, undertaker, amateur boxer and rat catcher. He lives in London with his wife, Harriet, and daughter, Nancy, whom he torments by making and wearing his own clothes.
I think I’ve read most of these eco-living guides but this is the first one to advocate making clothes and getting handy with the crochet needle – all credit to Mr Flintoff for pushing the genre in a new direction! One thing led to another it says in the introduction and the author’s energy and desire for knowledge and change pushes him in many new (and strange) directions. You’ll find yourself reading it with pen and notebook to hand to jot down all the ideas and suggestions thrown out in the text, great fun and a great education in showing just how we can change our approach to life in the 21st Century. Like for Like ReadingHow to Be Free, Tom HodgkinsonThe Thrift Book: Live Well and Spend Less, India Knight