Sara Wheeler – Glowing Still

Britain’s foremost woman travel writer records her life of adventure, from the Antarctic to Zanzibar.

Growing up among blue-collar Conservatives in Bristol where ‘we didn’t know anyone who wasn’t like us,’ Sara Wheeler knew she needed to get away. Glowing Still is the story of her travelling life. She recalls happy days on India’s Puri Express, an Antarctic lavatory through which a seal popped up, corralling reindeer with the Sámi in Arctic Sweden and towing her baby on a sledge. Advancing towards journey’s end, Wheeler contemplates our connection with other lives – the irreplaceable value that travel brings – and pays homage to heroines like the redoubtable Martha Gellhorn.

Chaired by Sarah Davy.


‘Today – laundry. Tomorrow – Nepal.’ Read the review in The Telegraph here

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Hexham Library, Queen's Hall Art Centre
Hexham Library, Queen's Hall Art Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS


30 Apr 2023


1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

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