Author & Columnist




Nothing beats the companionable crackle of an open fire. Fires invite us to sit and share stories or watch in contemplative silence. We feel drawn to the flickering flames, the gentle curls of aromatic smoke and reassuring radiant heat.


The Little Book of Building Fires is a richly illustrated pocket guide to sourcing, seasoning and storing firewood, choosing kindling and tinder, and how to build and light the perfect fire. From campfires to woodburners, bonfires to open hearths, this book will get you back in touch with your ancient firemaking instincts.  £10 


'A cracking book' Sainsbury's Magazine


Chosen as one of the twenty 'Things We Can't Live Without in November' by COUNTRY HOMES & INTERIORS magazine


An "excellent quirky gift option..." The Guardian


"Follow these tips and your inner caveman will be proud." The Sunday Times


"a resourceful and informative joy to read" The Lifestyle Editor


"Sally Coulthard celebrates the heartwarming properties of the hearth in this engaging little book" The Simple Things


"celebrates the undiluted pleasure of making and enjoying real fires" Neptune magazine


" a brilliantly informative guide with stylish illustrations and includes everything from where to find wood and which trees burn best to splitting logs, banking up and making your fire fragrant". Yorkshire Post


"Head outdoors to gather branches and chop logs, then build a bonfire or stoke your hearth and warm yourself as you enjoy the sweet smell of woodsmoke...not everything worth having can come at the push of a button, says Sally Coulthard" In The Moment magazine


A lovely Christmas present for the aspiring pyromaniac in your life, or for adding to the enjoyment of your fire over the winter.  All Things Bright & Good

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