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    Sara Wheeler

    Sara Wheeler: Glowing Still – A Woman’s Life on the Road

    Tuesday 24 October, 5.45pm

    Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

    Tickets £14 (Incl. £1.50 booking fee)

    Sara Wheeler is the UK’s foremost female travel writer and in Glowing Still: A Woman’s Life on the Road she chronicles her travelling life in a notoriously testosterone-laden field. She recalls happy days on India’s Puri Express; an Antarctic lavatory through which a seal popped up (hot fishy breath!); and corralling reindeer with the Sámi in Arctic Sweden, while towing her baby on a sledge.

    In her early career, role models were scarce in the travel-writing game. But as she moves towards journey’s end Wheeler reflects on the particular challenges and joys that travelling as a woman brings and pays homage to some of her heroines. One of them, Martha Gellhorn sums it up: ‘I do not wish to be good. I wish to be hell on wheels, or dead.’ In conversation with Dr Lynnette Turner, Canterbury Christ Church University.

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