The Way of the Hermit: My Incredible 40 Years Living in the Wilderness (Original)

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Hanover Square Press
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6.04 X 8.94 X 0.7 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author
Ken Smith has had a lifelong love of the wilderness and exploration. As a young man, he worked as a farmhand and laborer until 1975, when he moved to Yukon, Canada. On his return, Ken took to wandering across the British Isles and settled near Loch Treig, where he built a new home among the wilderness and where he now still lives. The Way of the Hermit is Ken's first book.
Will Millard is a writer, television presenter, and public speaker. Prior to his television work, Millard led remote expeditions in West Papua and West Africa. When he isn't exploring, he's writing at the kitchen table or out fishing the rivers and lakes around his South Wales, United Kingdom, home.
"A rip-roaring read, filled with death-defying adventures -- fighting off grizzly bears; avoiding a charging bull moose; nearly freezing in an ice-encrusted tent... Smith is a good storyteller.[The Way of the Hermit] flows smoothly, with just enough of the vernacular to give it personality."--The Washington Post

"A rip-roaring read... [and] a love story to the mountains in the mist, the pulsating northern lights and the red deer at dawn. And to independence."--The Washington Post

"Moving...The Way of the Hermit feels qualitatively different from other hermit-related books... They are the basic stuff of existence, the point at which Smith makes daily, intimate contact with the natural world and his own human needs. His ability to appreciate them despite their repetitious quality is worthy of a zen monk... Few of us can say as much, and it feels like a blessing to have spent this time with someone who can."--Slate

"A Thoreauvian account of solitary life in the Scottish Highlands....[a] spry memoir....A delightful manual for would-be back-to-the-landers, if not hermits in training."--Kirkus