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ISBN-10: 1789145015
ISBN-13: 9781789145014
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 08/25/2021
Dimensions: 7.70" L, 5.00" W, 0.90" H

Wanderers: A History of Women Walking

Foreword by: Kathleen Jamie

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Offering a beguiling view of the history of walking, Wanderers guides us through the different ways of seeing–of being–articulated by ten pathfinding women writers.

“A wild portrayal of the passion and spirit of female walkers and the deep sense of ‘knowing’ that they found along the path.”–Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path

“I opened this book and instantly found that I was part of a conversation I didn’t want to leave. A dazzling, inspirational history.”–Helen Mort, author of No Map Could Show Them

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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"The reader of Andrews's Wanderers: A History of Women Walking laces her boots and strikes out with ten women who walked, wrote, and wrote about walking. . . . There are some lovely vignettes. . . . The book is at its best when imaginatively recreating the sole-tiring, soul-stirring, stomping simplicity of walking alone. Then the reader shares the rapture of Virginia Woolf's cry: 'Oh the joy of walking!'"–Laura Freeman "The Critic"
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Details

ISBN-10: 1789145015
ISBN-13: 9781789145014
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 08/25/2021
Dimensions: 7.70" L, 5.00" W, 0.90" H
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