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Wild at Heart

The Dangers and Delights of a Nomadic Life

Miriam Lancewood

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Allen & Unwin
29 September 2020
Biography; Memoirs
Miriam Lancewood's first book Woman in the Wilderness told her story of living for seven years in the wilderness of New Zealand with her husband, hunting and gathering, and roaming the mountains like nomads.

Miriam and Peter left New Zealand to explore other wild places. They walked 2000 km through the forests of Europe and along the coast of Turkey, mostly camping under trees and cooking by fire.

They lived on the edge, embracing insecurity, and found the unexpected: sometimes it was pure bliss, sometimes it was terrifying.

But when they moved on to the Australian desert, they met with disaster.

This gripping story is about life and death, courage and the power of love.
By:   Miriam Lancewood
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   New Zealand
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   430g
ISBN:   9781988547381
ISBN 10:   1988547385
Pages:   312
Publication Date:   29 September 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Miriam Lancewood was born in 1983 and grew up in the Netherlands. She was a competitive pole-vaulter and studied Physical Education before travelling in Africa and India. There she met her New Zealand husband, and together they travelled for many years through Asia and Papua New Guinea before arriving in New Zealand. They lived primitively in the remote wilderness of the Southern Alps, and Miriam wrote her first book Woman in the Wilderness about that time.

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