Not The Type Camilla Thurlow

Not The Type

Finding my place in the Real World

Camilla Thurlow


Camilla Thurlow came second on Love Island in 2017. More recently, she impressed viewers in Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins. But… Camilla can do something that none of her fellow contestants can do: find, neutralise and destroy the landmines that threaten the lives and livelihoods of so many people in the world’s former war zones, and which make their land too dangerous to be worked.

This is both a memoir of an extraordinary life and a script for living one’s life to the full. Camilla Thurlow is a highly independent woman whose thoughts and experience will resonate with anyone seeking meaning in a world where women are too often discounted, or who frequently feel alienated amid the frenzy of contemporary life.

This is a book about courage – not just the courage to go out and deal with a lethal threat in some of the world’s most dangerous and inhospitable places, but the courage to confront one’s own fears and anxieties, and to be oneself in what too often seems an inhospitable world.

Not the Type will inspire a whole generation to dare the seemingly impossible. Although often an engaging reflexion on life, landmines and Love Island, this is also a book about learning to confront one’s own anxieties in a world dominated by celebrity culture and social media – and on being a woman in what is still too often a man’s world.

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