• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Waterlog (Paperback)
  • Waterlog (Paperback)
zoom

Waterlog (Paperback)

(author)
3 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£9.99
Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 18/05/2000
  • In stock online

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Roger Deakin set out in 1996 to swim through the British Isles. The result a uniquely personal view of an island race and a people with a deep affinity for water. From the sea, from rock pools, from rivers and streams, tarns, lakes, lochs, ponds, lidos, swimming pools and spas, from fens, dykes, moats, aqueducts, waterfalls, flooded quarries, even canals, Deakin gains a fascinating perspective on modern Britain. Detained by water bailiffs in Winchester, intercepted in the Fowey estuary by coastguards, mistaken for a suicude on Camber sands, confronting the Corryvreckan whirlpool in the Hebrides, he discovers just how much of an outsider the native swimmer is to his landlocked, fully-dressed fellow citizens. Encompassing cultural history, autobiography, travel writing and natural history, Waterlog is a personal journey, a bold assertion of the native swimmer's right to roam, and an unforgettable celebration of the magic of water.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099282556
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 326 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A delicious, cleansing, funny, wise and joyful book, so wonderfully full of energy and life. I loved it" -- Jane Gardam
"Highly entertaining...Waterlog is a book about a cold, wet subject written with a warmth and passion it surely deserves, but has rarely had before" * Guardian *
"A wonderful and romantic tale told by a true English eccentric...think Ratty, think Mole, think three men falling out of a boat...enchanting" -- Michele Roberts * Financial Times *
"A travel book like no other, it is rich and deep with insights on modern Britain" * The Independent *

You may also be interested in...

Leap In
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Find a Way
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Wild Swimming: 4
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.49
Paperback
Swim Smooth
Added to basket
£17.99
Paperback
The Art of Swimming
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Swimming Studies
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Downstream
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
The Joy of Swimming
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Swim Better, Swim Faster
Added to basket
I Found My Tribe
Added to basket
The Three-Year Swim Club
Added to basket
Swim
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Open Water Swimming
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Waterlog
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Swell
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Hell and High Water
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Turning
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback

Reviews

View all

“Waterlog”

Treat yourself.This book is not only beautifully written, but will teach you a lot: whether it is about the 'Nanny State' in the guise of the Environment Agency, or hidden locations for a private, but free... More

Paperback edition
15th September 2007
Helpful? Upvote 23

“this a great book”

although i have just started Waterlog I have enjoyed this book the little i have read and look forward to reading the rest

Paperback edition
3rd July 2011
Helpful? Upvote 22

“Waterlog”

Waterlog will captivate you. Deakin writes beautifully and enticingly - you won't be able to resist the urge to read it alone, under a tree, preferably with the sound of water rushing in the back ground. We may... More

Paperback edition
9th September 2008
Helpful? Upvote 18

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.