Join us for this special online event with authors Kerri Andrews and Linda Cracknell
Friday 28th May, Via Microsoft Teams at 4pm
Kerri Andrews – Wanderers: 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. Kerri Andrews has published widely on women’s writing, and is General Editor of Nan Shepherd’s letters. She is a keen hill-walker and a member of Mountaineering Scotland.
Linda Cracknell – Doubling Back: Ten paths trodden in memory
Doubling Back is a fascinating and moving account of walking in the footsteps of others. In 1952 Linda Cracknell’s father embarked on a hike through the Swiss Alps. Fifty years later Linda retraces that fateful journey, following the trail of the man she barely knew. This collection of walking tales takes its theme from that pilgrimage. The walks trace the contours of history, following writers, relations and retreading ways across mountains, valleys and coasts formerly trodden by drovers, saints and adventurers. Linda Cracknell writes fiction, non-fiction and drama. She teaches creative writing in various settings, and often integrates walking and outdoor exploration with her teaching.
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