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Windswept : Why Women Walk

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ISBN: 9781529324723
AuthorAbbs, Annabel
Pub Date10/06/2021
BindingTrade PB
CountryIRL
Dewey796.5109
Publisher: John Murray
Quick overview The story of extraordinary women who lost their way - their sense of self, their identity, their freedom - and found it again through walking in the wild. A feminist exploration of the power of walking in nature, following in the footsteps of Gwen John, Georgia O'Keeffe, Frieda Lawrence, Clara Vyvyan, Simone de Beauvoir and Nan Shepherd.
€17.56

Recovering from a life-threatening accident, Annabel Abbs rediscovered a lost love of long, wild hikes.

Consequently fascinated by the art, literature and philosophy of walking in nature, she realised it had never before been told from a woman's point of view. In Windswept,she retraces the lives and walks of remarkable women who found solace, redemption and personal and artistic freedom in walking.

From the Nan Shepherd's iconic wanderings through the Scottish Highlands, to the isolation of Texas and New Mexico where Georgia O'Keeffe roamed and following Gwen John's path along the Garbonne, Windswept crosses continents and centuries in a beautifully written, feminist meditation on the power of walking in nature.

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Recovering from a life-threatening accident, Annabel Abbs rediscovered a lost love of long, wild hikes.

Consequently fascinated by the art, literature and philosophy of walking in nature, she realised it had never before been told from a woman's point of view. In Windswept,she retraces the lives and walks of remarkable women who found solace, redemption and personal and artistic freedom in walking.

From the Nan Shepherd's iconic wanderings through the Scottish Highlands, to the isolation of Texas and New Mexico where Georgia O'Keeffe roamed and following Gwen John's path along the Garbonne, Windswept crosses continents and centuries in a beautifully written, feminist meditation on the power of walking in nature.

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