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Wanderers: A History of Women Walking

by Kerri Andrews

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Published 14th September 2020, 288 pages
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This is a book about ten women over the past three hundred years who have found walking essential to their sense of themselves, as people and as writers. Wanderers traces their footsteps, from eighteenth-century parson’s daughter Elizabeth Carter—who desired nothing more than to be taken for a vagabond in the wilds of southern England—to modern walker-writers such as Nan Shepherd and Cheryl Strayed. For each, walking was integral, whether it was rambling for miles across the Highlands, like Sarah Stoddart Hazlitt, or pacing novels into being, as Virginia Woolf did around Bloomsbury. Offering a beguiling view of the history of walking, Wanderers guides us through the different ways of seeing—of being—articulated by these ten pathfinding women.

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Wanderers: A History of Women Walking
by Kerri Andrews

ISBN
9781789143423

Publisher
Reaktion Books

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Sept. 14, 2020

Page count
288 pages