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Description - Giles and Sue Live The Good Life by

It's the 30th anniversary of iconic sitcom The Good Life this year, and in homage to Tom and Barbara Good, Giles Coren and Sue Perkins are going to attempt to live self-sufficiently in the suburbs over the summer, for a four-part series on BBC2 this autumn, to discover whether living off grid is really possible to achieve in modern Britain. In the roles of Tom and Barbara, Giles and Sue will move into their 70s-themed surburban semi to find a larder of very basic ingredients, cash on the kitchen table to purchase livestock, an empty greenhouse and a fully turfed lawn. Over the next three months, just like the Goods, they will need to produce their own food, brew their own beer, rear some chickens and attempt to make their own clothes, all using the resources of this little house on the outskirts of London. This book will capture all the warmth and humour of the show with first-person commentary from Giles and Sue, but will also be packed with practical information, and helpful hints and tips from this genuinely valuable exercise. Giles and Sue Live The Good Life will be an inspirational new handbook for eco living. If they can do it, you can too.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781849900591
ISBN-10: 1849900590
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 198mm x 22mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: BBC Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 28-Oct-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography -

Sue Perkin and Giles Coren are a familiar TV team, first appearing together in Edwardian Supersize Me in 2007 followed by The Supersizers Go... in 2008, where they ate the diets from various historical periods, including WWII rations, then monitored the impact each diet had on their bodies. They returned in 2009 with The Supersizers Eat... sampling the foods of ancient Rome, the Middle Ages, the French revolution and Twenties. When not eating weird and wonderful historical delicacies with Giles, Sue is a comedian, radio and television presenter, actress, and writer. She has appeared on a range of popular TV panel and entertainment shows, winning BBC talent show Maestro in 2008, culminating in her conducting of three pieces at Proms in the Park. Giles is a restaurant critic, newspaper columnist for The Times and Sunday Times and author. He has also presented a number of programmes, including 2006 documentary Taxing the Fat about the costs of obesity for the NHS. He became a familiar TV face after he regularly appeared as a correspondent on Gordan Ramsey's The F-Word in 2005.