The Great Swim: The Epic Tale of the Race to Conquer the Channel (Paperback)
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The Great Swim: The Epic Tale of the Race to Conquer the Channel (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 02/07/2009
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In the aftermath of the Great War when the world was still trying to bury its wounds, one story captivated Europe and America - the battle between four young women to be the first to conquer the formidable waters of the English Channel.

Publisher: Short Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781906021382
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Gavin Mortimer's story of the grit of these women cracks along like a Channel tide. * Daily Telegraph *
Mortimer's tale, narrated with pacy enthusiasm, is a fascinating and irresistible slice of sporting history. * Daily Mail *
Gavin Mortimer has unearthed one of the lost souls of twentieth-century history. * TLS *
The long-forgotten battles against cold, adverse tides, jellyfish and each other are marvellously brought back to life. * Sunday Times *

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