Windswept : : walking the paths of trailblazing women

Title Windswept : : walking the paths of trailblazing women
Names Abbs, Annabel.
Book Number DB112042
Title Status In Process
Narrator Fudge, Fenella.
Language English
Annotation "Annabel Abbs's Windswept: Walking the Paths of Trailblazing Women is a beautifully written meditation on connecting with the outdoors through the simple act of walking. In captivating and elegant prose, Abbs follows in the footsteps of women who boldly reclaimed wild landscapes for themselves, including Georgia O'Keeffe in the empty plains of Texas and New Mexico, Nan Shepherd in the mountains of Scotland, Gwen John following the French River Garonne, Daphne du Maurier along the River Rhône, and Simone de Beauvoir--who walked as much as twenty-five miles a day in a dress and espadrilles--through the mountains and forests of France. Part historical inquiry and part memoir, the stories of these writers and artists are laced together by moments in Abbs's own life, beginning with her poet father who raised her in the Welsh countryside as an "experiment," according to the principles of Rousseau. Abbs explores a forgotten legacy of moving on foot and discovers how it has helped women throughout history to find their voices, to reimagine their lives, and to break free from convention. As Abbs traces the paths of exceptional women, she realizes that she, too, is walking away from her past and into a radically different future. Windswept crosses continents and centuries in a provocative and poignant account of the power of walking in nature." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Medium Digital Books
Local Subject Unrated - UNRAT
Biography - BIO
Art - Fine & Applied Arts - 700
Literature - 800
Inspiration - INSP
Psychology - Popular & Self-Help - 150P
Women's Interest - WOM
Recreation - Athletic sports & games - 796
Sports, Recreation, Hobbies, Movies, etc - 790
LC Subject Autobiographies
Walking - Anecdotes
Walking - Psychological aspects
Women hikers - Biography
Call Number 796.51 ANF
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress,
Original Publication Reissue of: [Minneapolis, Minnesota] : HighBridge Audio, 2021. 9781696606028
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