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    Tribesman snowleopard's Avatar
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    Great story!

    Thanks for posting

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    That's an amazing story I'm off to the library to find out if there's a copy in the uk library system fingers crossed

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    Film about a visit to see 70 year old Agafia, the last surviving family member who still lives out in the Taiga. (35 mins long) http://www.theactivetimes.com/hard-l...survival-takes

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyP View Post
    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..
    Have you tried the local Library? There is the National Library Lending Service as well. It usually costs about 6 to get in a special order
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    One with Nature JonnyP's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by happybonzo View Post
    Have you tried the local Library? There is the National Library Lending Service as well. It usually costs about 6 to get in a special order
    I haven't, but thanks for the heads-up :0)

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    As a newbie - Just found this - amazing and really a beautiful story!
    I wonder if it was not famine that truly killed them - but starting to eat in our 'civilised' way that their bodies couldn't handle. To me it seems too much of coincidence that three of them died after discovery. So glad the other two refused to be rehabilitated. Not sure either how easily they actually lived wild - ( says one who only sees the romance of wild living - not the hardship! )
    Did you buy the book Jonny? I might look for it myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Islandlady View Post
    As a newbie - Just found this - amazing and really a beautiful story!
    I wonder if it was not famine that truly killed them - but starting to eat in our 'civilised' way that their bodies couldn't handle. To me it seems too much of coincidence that three of them died after discovery. So glad the other two refused to be rehabilitated. Not sure either how easily they actually lived wild - ( says one who only sees the romance of wild living - not the hardship! )
    Did you buy the book Jonny? I might look for it myself
    I didn't buy the book as its too much money, but I know someone who did, so I might go a begging. I would go the library route, but I take ages to read a book. I still have not finished reading The Tiger, that someone on here recommended yonks ago..

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    This really was a fascinating read. Please not that as another Yorkshireman I was put off by 50 but checked too see if it was cheaper on kindle or whatever. Ouch - it's even more now around 80. No way... Such a shame I would love to read this book.
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    an interesting read to be sure; quite an insight into wild living as a lifestyle. I'm gonna have to hunt a much cheaper edition! Interesting read of the Amazon reviews, I always forget there are still places of huge wilderness in this ever decreasing world of ours!

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    In addition to highlighting the power of the human spirit to survive incredible hardship, this story also shows the power of knowledge. Having only the combined wisdom that the two adults had when they fled severely limited their options for coping with problems.

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