Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain (Paperback)
  • Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain (Paperback)

Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 18/05/2000
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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

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“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
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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

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9th September 2008
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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

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15th September 2007
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