Kerri Andrews is a senior lecturer in English literature at Edge Hill University. She has published widely on women's writing, especially Romantic-era authors, and is a keen hill-walker and member of Mountaineering Scotland.
Wanderers discovers a history of women walkers which spans three hundred years. . . . [Andrews's] company is just as intelligent and lively as the women she 'companions' along the way. Heaven knows how many miles are covered--an astonishing number. But miles don't really matter. What matters is that all women who can, should feel encouraged to get out there and claim our birthright. We should all be able to enjoy our walking free from fear, in what is, after all, our world too. Thanks to this book, we know that even in solitude we never walk alone. A fine female tradition is at our backs, encouraging us along. --Kathleen Jamie, author of Surfacing, Sightlines, and Findings from the foreword