Annabel Abbs:

venue BSW Group Big Top
date Thursday 16 June
time 6:00 pm
ticket prices £11 | £9


Windswept: Why Women Walk is 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. Part memoir, Windswept follows Annabel’s own journey as well as Nan Shepherd’s in the Cairngorms, Gwen John following the Garonne, Simone de Beauvoir in the mountains and forests of France and Daphne du Maurier following the River Rhone. This is a powerful and deeply inspiring book about women who refused to conform, who recognised a biological, emotional and artistic need for wilderness, water and desert, and who took the courageous steps of walking in unpeopled and often forbidding landscapes.

Photo © Aaron Hargreaves

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