A Trip of One's Own: Hope, heartbreak and why travelling solo could change your life (Hardback)Kate Wills (author)
If Joan Didion was right, and we do tell ourselves stories in order to live, then a travel story is the best story of them all. And I had form for escaping in stories...
After an unexpected divorce, after less than a year of marriage, Kate Wills decides to lose herself in her job. As a travel journalist, Kate has the the perfect opportunity to escape from it all by exploring the world. This time, though, things were different: Kate felt more alone, particularly against a backdrop of never-ending hen dos, weddings and baby showers.
So, she began to search history for female travellers to inspire her. From a 4th-century nun to a globe-girdling cyclist to a cross-dressing French voyager who circumnavigated the world, Kate discovers that throughout history, there have been astonishing women who've broken free from burdensome expectations, clearing the path for us to do the same.
A Trip of One's Own is a funny, heartfelt and inspiring invitation to take that trip of a lifetime: to Australia, to Paris, to Whitstable, or maybe down that street you've always wondered about.
Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 333 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 27 mm
The perfect piece of non-fiction - I absolutely loved it * Candice Brathwaite *
Relatable, practical and inspiring. A joyful must-read for anyone wanting to take a trip of one's own * Francesca Specter, author of Alonement *
Captivating, compelling, and beautifully written, Kate Wills' powerful memoir explores the notion of truly being free * Samantha Verant, author of Seven Letters from Paris *
This paean to traveling alone offers inspiration, humor, and generally great reading * Booklist *
A deep dive into the eternal appeal of solo travel, no passport required * Grazia *
This beautiful book is a love letter to travel, adventure and the art of being your own best friend * RED *
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