Hodder & Stoughton
My Outdoor Life
Moving...gripping...The rather old-fashioned qualities he admires in others: fortitude, understatedness, loyalty, above all stoicism, are the same ones we admire in him. Long may he survive.Born in 1964, Ray Mears has travelled the world studying and teaching the art of survival. He has appeared extensively in TV programmes such as Bushcraft Survival , The Real Heroes of Telemark , Wild Food , and Ray Mears Goes Walkabout. As well as his TV and writing work, Ray founded Woodlore, School of Wilderness Bushcraft, in 1983, and has been teaching his unique bushcraft skills there for the past 25 years. In 2003 the Royal Geographical Society honoured him with the Ness Award for the popularisation of geography.It must tie in with Ray's nationwide tour taking place in Autumn 2013 called 'The Outdoor Life'.This is the first time that Ray has written his autobiography.His TV programmes regularly reach in excess of 3 million viewers.A new 10 part ITV series is planned for Spring 2013.Ray will be great at promoting the book with media interviews and signings.