Published: North and South Issue 346
Words by Chris van Ryn
The course of Peter Charlesworth's life was changed by a free book in a "two for one" deal from a mail order catalogue. A successful vascular surgeon, he'd been in practice 25 years. But after reading The complete Guide to repairing and Restoring Furniture, he closed down his surgery in Auckland and moved his familyt to England, where he enrolled at the Little Surrenden Workshop in Kent.