A Boy in the Water (Paperback)
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A Boy in the Water (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 02/05/2019
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141985527
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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His immersive, colourful writing takes the reader through a challenge that even the most experienced adult long-distance swimmers would balk at. The story keeps you gripped from the start, all the way to an unexpected and heart breaking twist towards the end. * Daily Express *
Beautifully written . . . often heart-wrenching. -- Jane Shilling * The Daily Mail *
I am absolutely in awe; a mind-blowing and phenomenal feat. A Boy in the Water will change ideas of what is possible -- Chrissie Wellington, former professional triathlete and four-time Ironman Triathlon World Champion
A Boy in the Water is a truly wonderful read of resilience, determination and courage. Whether you are interested in what it takes to be a Channel swimmer, or love a sport memoir, or simply like stories of our different experiences in the water, this book will win your heart. -- Lexi Earl, The Outdoor Swimming Society
A compelling account that serves above all as tribute to John Bullet, [Tom Gregory's] charismatic coach. -- Nick Pitt, 'Best sports books of 2018' * The Times *
This evocative memoir recounts an agonising, hallucination-filled swim across the English Channel in 1988, when Gregory was just 11 years old. -- The Telegraph, '50 books that blew us away'
Gregory convinces us that for all his flaws, Bullett (who died of a stroke not long after the swim) was an extraordinary, inspirational man. He seems less willing to acknowledge that there is something even more remarkable about a chubby eleven-year-old fuelled by chocolate Digestives and Heinz tomato soup, with the sound of "Together in Electric Dreams" in his head, swimming in temperatures of around 16 degrees for 11 hours and fifty-four minutes. But A Boy in the Water allows the reader his own private amazement. -- David Horspool * The Times Literary Supplement *

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“Wonderfully story”

Wonderful story, beautifully written, not just about the sheer devotion to swimming (and to his coach) but this book's amazing attention to detail takes you back to what it was like to be a kid growing up in the... More

Hardback edition
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“Remarkable, insightful and compelling”

A rare find, this book defies pigeon holing, carving out its own unique niche.

As much a love letter to a community and a vignette of the man who created it as it is a chronicle of a flabergasting sporting... More

Hardback edition
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“Beautiful account of an extraordinary feat”

This was such a surprising read. About family, about the build up of absolute trust between a totally unique coach and his cohort of young swimmers. There seems to be something deliciously British and amateur about... More

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