Wild Woman by Philippa Forrester shared by book fairies in a tree

Wild Woman is shared around the UK by book fairies on leap day!

“I didn’t believe I could find any challenging wilderness here in the UK, so it’s got me curious. Was I wild?”

The Book Fairies have been busy releasing copies of Wild Woman by Philippa Forrester today!

Who will be lucky enough to spot one hiding… in the wild?

About the book:

Surviving in the wilderness has long been associated with men, and conservation and environmental biology have traditionally been male-dominated subjects. Yet many remarkable women also choose to live and work in wild and challenging landscapes.

In Wild Woman, Philippa Forrester considers the grit and determination required for women to maintain connections to wildlife and shares stories of female conservation heroes and other extraordinary wild women working in nature.

Talking to women from around the world, Philippa studies and celebrates what it means to be a wild woman. From the sixteenth-century botanist who was the first woman to circumnavigate the globe to modern-day women responding to bear attacks in Yellowstone, working to rewild reserves in South Africa, photographing Caribou in the Arctic and more, Philippa examines how these women benefit from a life spent in the wilderness and also considers what the natural world gains from them.

Relating some of her own experiences from three decades spent travelling around the world and working in some of the wildest places on Earth, Philippa asks: what does it take for a woman to live or work in the wild?

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Get your hands on a copy!

This wonderful book is in all good bookshops right now! You can ask your bookseller to order it in if needed, too 🙂 If you’d rather order online, you can still support independent bookshops when you get your copy of Wild Woman from Bookshop.org!

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