Waterlog : A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain

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Inspired by John Cheever's short story "The Swimmer", Roger Deakin set out in 1996 to swim through the British Isles. From the sea, from rock pools, from rivers and streams, tarns, lakes, lochs, ponds, lidos, swimming pools, and spas, Deakin presents an alternative perspective on Britain.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 158 x 216 x 38mm | 680.39g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0701166525
  • 9780701166526

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"The chapters unfurl like a warm tide of pleasant anecdotage." - "Daily Telegraph "A wonderful and romantic tale told by a true English eccentric...think Ratty, think Mole--enchanting." - Michele Roberts, "Financial Times "From the Trade Paperback edition.show more

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