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Wanderers, a history of women walking, Kerri Andrews ; foreword by Kathleen Jamie

Wanderers, a history of women walking, Kerri Andrews ; foreword by Kathleen Jamie
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-288) and index
contains biographical information
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Nature of contents
Responsibility statement
Kerri Andrews ; foreword by Kathleen Jamie
Sub title
a history of women walking
This is a book about ten women who, over the past three hundred years have found walking essential to their sense of themselves, as people and as writers. In a series of intimate, incisive portraits, 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, alternative view of the history of walking, Wanderers guides us through the different ways of seeing--of being, articulated by these ten pathfinding women
Table Of Contents
Foreword -- Setting off -- Elizabeth Carter -- Dorothy Wordsworth -- Ellen Weeton -- Sarah Stoddart Hazlitt -- Harriet Martineau -- Virginia Woolf -- Nan Shepherd -- Anaïs Nin -- Cheryl Strayed -- Linda Cracknell and a female tradition -- Coda -- Appendix -- References -- Further reading -- Acknowledgements -- Index