Recommended by Heywood Hill Reader Charlotte Metcalf:
"This superbly translated book is an account of the six months Tesson spent alone deep in the Siberian forest. In an age in which we seem preoccupied by wealth and material possessions, Tesson offers an invigorating vision of life stripped back to basics. His discovery about his own spiritual resilience and values as he contemplates the natural beauty around him is as compelling as his gruelling daily struggle to find food and to keep warm and sane."
Charlotte Metcalf: journalist, magazine editor, award-winning documentary film-maker and author of 'Walking Away', her account of making films in Africa.