New Boots in New Zealand' is Gillian Orrell's humorous and highly enjoyable first-hand account of walking the nine Great Walks solo within a matter of months. In it you'll discover much about New Zealand's rugged and unforgiving landscapes whilst learning additional facts, anecdotes and insights into New Zealand's culture, history and peoples. As a solo tramper Gillian gives you a unique insight into what tramping in New Zealand is really like
Gillian Orrell was educated at Oxford University, before working for nine years as a Chartered Accountant and Management Consultant in London. She then took sabbatical leave to pursue writing as a career. In her spare time, Gillian plays the piano and also writes – and occasionally performs - comic songs. She lives in Hexham in the north of England, close to some of Britain's greatest walks.