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    Fascinating read about a family living in the woods for 40 years

    Interesting read. Spot the writers mistake about cooking with birch bark..
    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/histor...188843001.html

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    Astonishing !! Thanks for sharing Jonny
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    Amazing that they survived all that time in such a place, only eating meat when the lad got old enough to hunt..
    I wonder if there is a book about their story..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyP View Post
    I wonder if there is a book about their story..?
    If there isnt there should be, it would be a fascinating insight into the lives of people essentially still living in the 17/18th century
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    There is a book, but its a fair few quid.. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fifty-Year-S...9584252&sr=8-1

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    A FAIR FEW QUID....quick call an ambulance FIFTY QUID !! Im a Yorkshireman.........thats cruelty to us Yorkshire folk, we dont pay that for a house !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapper4083 View Post
    A FAIR FEW QUID....quick call an ambulance FIFTY QUID !! Im a Yorkshireman.........thats cruelty to us Yorkshire folk, we dont pay that for a house !!
    I bought a book on ebay once for 40. I read it and then sold it back on ebay for 45. I might try to do similar with this book. I really want to read their story..

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    That was somethin! Thanks for sharin that Jonny

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    wow...

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    What a read...positively fascinating.
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