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INTERVIEW: Kerri Andrews on Wanderers, A History of Women Walking

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 UKH Articles 11 Jan 2021
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From William Wordsworth to Alfred Wainwright, famous names in the record of walking are overwhelmingly male; and yet women were there too, from the very beginning. A new book seeks to set the record straight by tracing the footsteps of ten female walker-writers over three centuries. We spoke with its author Kerri Andrews about the historical challenges of being a woman who walked; the influence of gender roles and social attitudes on women's freedom to walk for pleasure; and about how the lives and work of the women she describes might touch on the experience of female walkers today.



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