Author Martin Dorey's Favourite Reads (And Writes) of the Last Few Years

By Spencer Thorn

By Spencer Thorn

Martin Dorey is a writer, surfer and campervan owner. He's also a green activist and founded the #2minutebeachclean in 2019, and the years of campaigning put him in a good position to write books about plastic and waste in the seas. Martin currently lives in Bude, North Cornwall with his partner, Liz. 

The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Along the Iron Curtain Trail

Tim Moore

£8.99 £8.36

I love Tim Moore’s books and have read them all. He’s funny, brave, bonkers, a mad keen cyclist and very easy to read

Wild Guide Scotland: Hidden Places, Great Adventures & the Good Life

Kimberley Grant, David Cooper, et al.

£16.98 £15.79

Wild Things began with Wild Swimming and have branched out from there, thanks to Daniel Start’s epic outdoor explorations.

Take the Slow Road: France: Inspirational Journeys Round France by Camper Van and Motorhome

Martin Dorey

£20.00 £18.60

Adventures in France with me and my campervan. And not forgetting partner, Dr Lizzy Kay, navigator, swimmer, dolphin botherer.

Kids Fight Climate Change: Act now to be a #2minutesuperhero

Martin Dorey

£7.99 £7.43

Something to make it easy for the 7-10 year olds to follow in Greta’s footsteps (but without skipping school).

The Salt Path: The 75-week Sunday Times bestseller that has inspired over half a million readers

Raynor Winn

£9.99 £9.29

I loved this book because it’s about our coast, but also because it soars like a bird in places, and is filled with love and hope.

Who Owns England?: How We Lost Our Land and How to Take it Back

Guy Shrubsole

£9.99 £9.29

A fabulous piece of writing revealing who owns what and why we need change in the UK. Brilliantly, frighteningly enlightening.

The Hidden Ways: Scotland's Forgotten Roads

Alistair Moffat

£9.99 £9.29

Exploring Scotland’s forgotten roads, and the stories behind them.

The Flavour Thesaurus

Niki Segnit

£20.00 £18.60

Useful in the extreme for people who like to cook but sometimes stare at the fridge wondering what to do with what.

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

William Finnegan

£9.99 £9.29

Every surfer should read this incredible memoir. Non surfers will love it too.

How to Save the World For Free

Natalie Fee

£12.99 £12.08

Eco girl with local connections. She writes nicely and has heaps of ideas around saving the world, for free.

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir

Chris Packham

£10.99 £10.22

Nature’s great punk ambassador is an inspiration. For anyone who wanted to find out more about rock and roll naturalism.

The Natural Explorer: Understanding Your Landscape

Tristan Gooley

£9.99 £9.29

An oldie but a goodie. Understanding your landscape is a must for all would be adventurers.

31 Songs

Nick Hornby

£8.99 £8.36

It could be any of Nick Hornby’s books for me. He epitomised the 1990s lad revolution and found some sensitivity along the way. A marvel of musical meandering from the monarch of men’s manuscripts!

Posh Boys: How English Public Schools Ruin Britain

Robert Verkaik

£10.99 £10.22

A brilliant essay on why we’re doomed to never have a revolution and why public schools ruin Britain.

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