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Publisher's Summary

Woman in the Wilderness tells how one woman learned to dig deep and push the boundaries in order to discover what really matters in life. 

Miriam is a young Dutch woman living 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 and foraging edible plants, relying on only 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. There's a lot of drama out there in the wild, and Miriam knows how to spin a good yarn. 

This is a gripping and engaging listen reminiscent of both adventure writing like Wild and nature writing like H Is for Hawk and is perfect for anyone exploring the idea of living a more authentic, real life. 

Cover art © Lottie Hedley

©2017 Miriam Lancewood (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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love this book from start to finish

This book has felt like a homecoming for me.
to hear such heartfelt, accurate, and perceptive descriptions of our place in nature is a relief, and a joy.
@off.grid.mumma.nz

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What an adventure!

This was a great find! Recommended by a friend and thoroughly enjoyed. I cried when she killed the goat...as though I was right there with her. So well explained and read. Highly recommend for something different.

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Inspirational 🌻

What a transportation to the wild side of New Zealand, Miriams writing and Lucy's narration epically had me on the edge of my seat fully lost in the imagery flowing as I listened. I feel so grateful to live in New Zealand and can't wait to go on longer and longer treks as I build resilience. I have found a greater compassion and admiration for the trials and tribulations of going bush and believe more than ever in the endless possibilities afforded by choosing to live free.

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Informational & adventurous

Incredibly descriptive, detailed and gripping. A book that has taught me alot about the wild that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

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I'm absolutely inspired by Miriam

I could not put this book down, so well written! I felt I was there along side Miriam on her journey through life and the wilderness. I now want to go trekking and experience all that life offers us.

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So Inspiring

I got so much inspiration & insight from this book. Thank you so much for writing your story & sharing your wonderful world.

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Insightful on every level and just a great adventure

This story is so unique but so relevant to all of us. Easily the most insightful book. Something special in amongst all the self help type books. Truely inspirational in the most sincerest of ways. I’ve recommend this book to everyone I know I really couldn’t praise it anymore

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Great insight into human condition

It was interesting to see life from a different perspective. Would like to read the sequel.

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