It’s that time of year when I get a steady trickle of orders for Life of Pies. It is over 8 years old now but still garners a bit of attention, because there is nothing else like that out there, in book form at least.

You can pick up a copy for just £4.99 plus P&P, either for yourself or for someone who might appreciate it. It is a weighty affair with a good sprinkling of FULL COLOUR PIE PHOTOS in it.

All in all, it is over 380 pages and documents a light hearted journey around the country in search of the perfect pie.

I’ve got a box and a half left, mainly in good condition.

I’m not currently selling on Amazon. It’s really not worth my while, to have to turn orders around in 24 hours to make about a quid on each book, but it might return at some point in the future, when I get time. In the meantime, you can only buy from the site here.

Retail price is £9.99 but I’m selling off at half price as it was published back in 2014 so the factual stuff is a little dated. I’m sad to say that over that period of time, quite a lot of pie makers have ceased trading, and for those that continue, the prices have shot up quite a bit, for reasons I’m sure we are all aware of.

However, there are still plenty of little gems in there to be unearthed though and it makes a cracking read regardless, even if I do say so myself. And on the plus side, plenty of new pie producers have started up around the country and are producing some fabulous looking pastry products. (for more on that, see below!)

So, if you wish to buy a copy and you want to guarantee delivery before Christmas, please order by Friday 16th December from the Pie Shop here

And if you are interested in the next chapter, indeed the next PIE BOOK, I am now working on a follow up titled THE GOOD PIE GUIDE.

I’m around a quarter of the way through writing it and will spend most of next year researching the rest (yep a tough gig, I know)

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Thank you and Merry Christmas!!
Martin Tarbuck
Life of Pies author