The Tidal Year: a memoir on grief, swimming and sisterhood AS HEARD ON RADIO 4 (Hardback)Freya Bromley (author)
Shortlisted for the Nero Non-Fiction Award 2023
'Immersive and compelling. I read it in a single day! Everyone should take a plunge into this book.' CATHY RENTZENBRINK
'The Tidal Year is some of the best writing on wild swimming that I have encountered.' MARIANNE LEVY
Freya is still searching. For four years, she's been looking for a way to fill the empty space her brother's death left behind. Ready for another distraction, Freya decides to swim every tidal pool in Britain in a year with her friend Miri. The adventure takes them from a pool hidden in the cliffs of fishing-village Polperro to the quarry lagoon of Abereiddi via the Trinkie where locals meet each year to give the pool wall a fresh lick of paint.
As Freya travels further from London, she finds herself closer to memories of her brother. With every swim, and every stranger they meet in the water, the challenge becomes more than just a way to explore the coast, but a journey of self-discovery.
The Tidal Year is a true story about the healing power of wild swimming and the space it creates for reflection, rewilding, and hope. An exploration of grief in the modern age, it's also a tale of loss, love, female rage and sisterhood.
'Funny, sad and honest, but ultimately also hopeful, The Tidal Year is a wonderful and welcome addition to the growing canon of books exploring the restorative power of wild swimming.' SOPHIE PIERCE
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 220 x 144 x 48 mm
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Freya writes beautifully and paints an honest picture of a young woman’s journey in experiencing grief and navigating life. Her voice is fresh and genuine and it is fascinating to witness her exploration of wild... More
“A beautifully written account of grief and wild swimming”
Freya takes you on a journey around the tidal pools of the UK whilst navigating her own experiences of love, loss, friendship and family. With moments that make you laugh and moments that make you cry, this book... More
Such a wonderful book that manages to be devastatingly sad, touchingly sweet and very funny - often all on the same page.
I love Freya’s fresh and honest writing style and particularly her relationship with her... More
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