Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion Of The World (Paperback)
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Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion Of The World (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 01/09/2018
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Summer 1867: four-year-old Daisy Belle is about to make her debut at the Lambeth Baths in London. Her father, swimming professor Jeffery Belle, is introducing his Family of Frogs - and Daisy is the star attraction. By the end of that day, she has only one ambition in life: she will be the greatest female swimmer in the world. She will race down the Thames, float in a whale tank, and challenge a man to a 70-foot high dive. And then she will set sail for America to swim across New York Harbour. But Victorian women weren't supposed to swim, and Daisy Belle will have to fight every stroke of the way if she wants her dreams to come true. Inspired by the careers of Victorian champions Agnes Beckwith and Annie Luker, Daisy Belle is a story of courage and survival and a tribute to the swimmers of yesteryear.

Publisher: Unbound
ISBN: 9781911586487
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`A great slice of swimming history, a fesity woman, and lots of swimming - what's not to love?' Jenny Landreth, author of Swell: A Waterbiography; `A thrilling tale of female courage and love, beautifully told.' Maggie Gee

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“A truly remarkable read.”

Thank you Pigeonhole and author Caitlin Davies, for this truly wonderfully, exciting and fascinating read. So knowledgeable is the author, we easily interweave fact with fiction in the story based on a female swimmer... More

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“Family Of Frogs”

This is a beautifully evocative story that encapsulates the determination of one woman from early childhood to become the best swimmer that she can possibly be. Make no mistake, Daisy Mae Belle is no ordinary... More

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