Wanderers: A History of Women Walking by Kerri Andrews – Our Review
Escape the depressing world news and be inspired to take up a walking stick and hoist on a backpack with this journey through time as we follow the footsteps of ten adventurous women from the early 18th century to the present day.
Those early female adventurers hampered by social convention and constricting clothes walked vast distances despite the ever-present fear of accident or assault. Often like in the wonderful story of Sarah Stoddart Hazlitt, whose husband became infatuated with the teenage daughter of his landlady and subsequently framed her for divorce, walked to escape the suffocating bonds of marriage.
Featuring Dorothy Wordsworth (sister of William Wordsworth) and Virginia Wolfe as well as modern-day hikers Nan Shepherd and Cheryl Strayed, each walker profile also offers a fascinating insight into their intellectual and emotional lives of these remarkable women. Wanderers will give you a real yearning for solitary walking and to experience the wonder of the natural world without distraction. A real treat for any walker!
Review by Nicole @ Great Escape Books