Wandering around looking at people

My concentration has been rubbish this week, waiting for the youngest son’s A Level results (he did well). So I indulged in reading Laren Elkin’s [amazon_link id=”0701189029″ target=”_blank” ]Flâneuse: Women Walk the City[/amazon_link]. Very enjoyable reflections on women walking in cities, on women writers carving out independence, and also on uprooting in this globalised world.

[amazon_image id=”0701189029″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London[/amazon_image]

It joins my list of excellent books about wandering around cities looking at people. Two by Rebecca Solnit, [amazon_link id=”1783780398″ target=”_blank” ]Wanderlust[/amazon_link] and [amazon_link id=”1841957453″ target=”_blank” ]A Field Guide to Getting Lost[/amazon_link]. Patti Smith’s latest memoir, [amazon_link id=”1408867680″ target=”_blank” ]M Train[/amazon_link]. [amazon_link id=”1782111239″ target=”_blank” ]The Lonely City[/amazon_link] by Olivia Laing. Jan Morris, [amazon_link id=”0571204686″ target=”_blank” ]Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere[/amazon_link]. Geert Mak’s [amazon_link id=”009951673X” target=”_blank” ]In Europe[/amazon_link].

I’d have thought this was a rich vain, so I’m sure others will have suggestions. Anyway, with son 2’s next steps sorted, it’s back to economics books for me now.

[amazon_image id=”1841957453″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]A Field Guide To Getting Lost[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”B010B1ZGXI” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]M Train[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”B004IK84C4″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Trieste[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0307280578″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]In Europe: Travels Through the Twentieth Century[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”B007NBQQ7U” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Wanderlust: A History of Walking [ WANDERLUST: A HISTORY OF WALKING ] by Solnit, Rebecca (Author) Jun-01-2001 [ Paperback ][/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”B01HC1IHRM” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing (2016-03-03)[/amazon_image]