Woman in the Wilderness
Woman in the Wilderness

Woman in the Wilderness

Miriam Lancewood
Hardback
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'An intriguing and mesmerising book' Ben Fogle

My life is free, random and spontaneous. This in itself creates enormous energy and clarity in body and mind - Miriam Lancewood

Miriam Lancewood is a young Dutch woman living a primitive, nomadic life in the heart of the mountains with her New Zealand husband. She lives simply in a tent or hut and survives by hunting wild animals, foraging edible plants and using minimal supplies. For the last six years she has lived this way, through all seasons, often cold, hungry and isolated in the bush. She loves her life and feels free, connected to the land and happy.

This book tells her story, including the very practical aspects of such a life: her difficulties learning to hunt with a bow and arrow, struggles to create a warm environment in which to live, attempts to cross raging rivers safely and find ways through the rugged mountains and dense bush. This is interwoven with her adjustment to a very slow pace of life, her relationship with her much older husband, her interactions with the few other people they encounter, and her growing awareness of a strong spiritual connection to the natural world.

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ISBN 9780349418247
Publisher PIATKUS BOOKS
Format Hardback
Pages 336
Publication date 9 November 2017

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