Duncan Minshull

Walk On By

Wanderlust: A History of Walking

By Rebecca Solnit

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Writers have always gone on foot. Walking provides material, which has let sundry poets, philosophers and explorers examine a simple activity and turn it into something quite complex. Why do we walk? This is at the heart of Rebecca Solnit’s excellent study, so let her pedestrians tell us.

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