The Wild Year by Jen Benson
This book tells the uplifting true story of a family who left their old life behind to spend a year living wild in a tent around Britain.
With a baby and a toddler, mounting debt, work demands and stress trampling over their desire to spend time together as a family in nature, Jen and Sim Benson move out of their rented accommodation, sell up their possessions and decide to live in a tent for a year as nomads around rural Britain.
This is the story of that year – the highs and the lows – the doubts, epiphanies and the weather.
Detailing one family’s search for a life in the wild, away from the screens and stresses of modern life, this captivating memoir is a must read for nature lovers or anyone who has dreamed of a life outdoors.
It’s nature writ large with the joys and challenges of each season experienced under canvas, a story of ultimate freedom in the beautiful landscapes of Britain. This is a book that gently steals up on you and captures your heart.
Written and narrated by Jen Benson.