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A Natural Year by Wendyl Nissen




If you enjoyed Wendyl Nissen’s The Natural Home, you will cherish her new book on living simply through the seasons.


In unsettling and confusing times, A Natural Year is an ideal guide to a less complicated life. In a recent radio interview, Wendyl explained how the recent self-isolation during COVID-19 lockdown isn’t all that different to her regular daily life in the Hokianga countryside.

Wendyl shares her story of living in the country: gardening, foraging and fishing. It’s the story of what happens in her garden, kitchen and life over 12 months, inspired by each passing season. Even if country life isn’t your dream, you will still be inspired to live a more sustainable life. Better still, Wendyl will show you how!


A Natural Year features 100 new recipes, including how to make yeast from grapes and yoghurt using chilli stalks. However, this is so much more than a recipe book! In her memoir, Wendyl expertly blends her natural living ethos with her life journey. She writes about the freedom she has found in ageing, plus her anxiety and depression. Wendyl explains how her mental wellbeing is inextricably linked to her simpler lifestyle and the practical things she does to live in a natural way.


Wendyl Nissen is a broadcaster, journalist and former magazine editor. She is the author of nine books, mostly about living a back-to-basics, chemical free life.


Reviewer: Andrea Molloy Allen & Unwin, RRP $45.00


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