The Week-End Book was first published by the Nonesuch Press in June 1924. With various editions and altercations, it was reprinted in England nineteen times. In criticism of its commercial success, Virginia Woolf once commented, "The Hogart Press may not make any money but at least we did not publish The Week-End Book." From how to forecast the weather, make a campfire, or make your own paper cups, to suggestions for games to play in the country and the potential damages (legal and medical) that might result, The Week-End Book offers essential advice for anyone on making the most of their precious leisure time. In addition, The Week-End Book contains a thoughtful selection of poetry that can be fully enjoyed in the peace of the countryside. Portable and practical, The Week-End Book is the perfect recipe for successful weekend living.