Martin Dorey is a writer, surfer, photographer, presenter, cook and campaigner for the #2MinuteBeachClean. He writes about camping, fun, outdoor food, living the outdoor life and having adventures in his VW camper van and contributes regularly to Campsited, Coast Magazine, Camping Magazine and Motorhome and Motorcaravan Monthly Magazine. Martin’s first book, The Camper Van Cookbook, inspired the BBC TV series One Man and His Camper Van in which Martin cooked and camped his way around the UK. It has now aired all over the world. The follow-up book, The Camper Van Coast, celebrates Martin’s love for coastal living, playing, cooking and eating.
Martin’s third book, The Camper Van Bible, was published in June 2016, and has been described as THE definitive glove-box bible for anyone who owns or ‘would die for’ a camper van.
A writing career came late for Martin after a 12-year stint in the advertising and film industry as an Assistant Director on some of the more famous 90s TV commercials – Guinness, Levis, Gold Blend, Oxo — as well as promos for The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox (among others), a documentary about legendary British cameraman Jack Cardiff and various TV series and film projects.
The #2minutebeachclean campaign has been taking Martin in all kinds of directions of late. From being an idea to inspire others to help clean beaches it has grown into a global campaign with many thousands of followers and posts to Instagram from every continent, including Antarctica. The idea has been used in Ireland and the UK as well as in Israel and Puerto Rico. Martin has spoken about the campaign at the Blue Flag Operators’ Conference in Holland, was invited to speak at TEDx Kiel University and on BBC’s Springwatch.
This is a gorgeous book. If you like water, it'll leave you breathless. Like a skinny dip at dawn. (Oh. And pizza) pic.twitter.com/KSoEEVeIBG
Say goodbye to roughing it. And hello to a new kind of freedom.
With over 80 fabulously tasty recipes you can cook on just two rings and a few barbeque feasts and camp fire crackers, this is the dashboard bible for anyone who ever dreamed of hitting the road at the wheel of a classic VW camper.
From finding and cooking your own food to passing muster with the surfing set, THE CAMPER VAN COOKBOOK will show you how to make the most of every single moment on the road.
Publisher: Saltyard Books
Publication date: 27 May 2010
Hit the road and head for the coast.
It’s not that far. In fact, if you live in the UK, you will never be more than 70 miles from the great British seaside. And what better way to make the trip than in a camper van? Pull up at the beach, breathe in a lungful of fresh sea air and prepare to have some fun, whatever the time of year you’re going.
With fabulous fresh, local and seasonal food available to you, why not turn it into a culinary adventure? Snack on spring seaweeds. Feast on freshly caught fish. Roast chestnuts under autumn skies. Celebrate Christmas lunch, camper van style.
With ninety-five delicious recipes that can be cooked on just two rings and a whole lot more ideas for living the life, The Camper Van Coast will take you right there. All you have to do is pack in the pac-a-mac and light up the beach fire.
You won’t regret it.
Publisher: Saltyard Books
Publication date: 12 April 2012
The Camper Van Bible is THE definitive glovebox bible for anyone who owns or would die for a camper van. In this book Martin Dorey, acknowledged camper van expert and presenter of BBC2 s One Man and His Campervan , delves headfirst into the nitty gritty of camping and camper vans.
The book covers all aspects of the camper van life, including:
– Owning and living day to day with a camper van (LIVE)
– Cooking and eating in your camper (EAT)
– Sleeping in your camper (SLEEP)
– Keeping you and your van going (REPEAT)
Packed with stunning photography, and oodles of vital, definitive and authoritative information, plus some tasty recipes too, this book will be essential for both dreamers and do-ers alike. It will appeal to all areas of the market, from the Classic VW owners and the owners of modern VWs to owners of all makes of camper vans, smaller motorhomes, and the tented camper markets too.
Heed the advice, drool over the pictures.
Then go and do it.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 2 Jun. 2016
THE MALICE BOX — Buy it here
When Robert Reckliss is sent what seems to be a copper puzzle box, he has no idea his life is about to undergo violent transformation. That night, an acquaintance kills himself in curious circumstances; the following day, an old friend reveals the existence of an arcane weapon that could wipe the western world from the face of the planet.
And the responsibility for hunting down this weapon, this Malice Box, lies with Robert. The weapon is primed to explode in seven days and Robert must undergo a quest – a series of trials around Manhattan – in order to track down the keys vital to prevent detonation.
In a desperate race against the clock, Robert trails the streets of Manhattan guided by Terri, a mysterious psychic, and under the constant gaze of the sinister Watchman. Higher forces are battling to prevent him completing the quest – for the Minotaur and Unicorn are circling their prey . . .
The Malice Box is a thriller unlike any other.
PUBLICATION DATE: February 2007