Waterlog (Paperback)
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Waterlog (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 07/08/2014
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Waterlog celebrates the magic of water and the beauty of wild Britain.

In 1996 Roger Deakin set out to swim the British Isles. He swam in the sea, in rivers, in streams, tarns, lakes, lochs, ponds, lidos, swimming pools, fens, dykes, moats, aqueducts, waterfalls, flooded quarries and even canals. This funny, wise, delightful book documents his journey. It inspired a movement, creating wild swimmers out of many readers.

Detained by water bailiffs in Winchester, intercepted in the Fowey estuary by coastguards, mistaken for a suicide on Camber sands, confronting the Corryvreckan whirlpool in the Hebrides, Deakin discovered just how much of an outsider the native swimmer is to his landlocked, fully-dressed fellow citizens.

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.

INTRODUCED BY OLIVIA LAING

'A delicious, cleansing, funny, wise and joyful book, so wonderfully full of energy and life’ Jane Gardam'

'Roger Deakin is the perfect companion for an invigorating armchair swim' Daily Telegraph

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784700065
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

I jumped in with both feet and wanted to stay for more.

Erudite, funky and passionate, a total delight - Independent on Sunday

Charmingly and elegantly written - Daily Telegraph

A delicious, cleansing, funny, wise and joyful book, so wonderfully full of energy and life. I loved it

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

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“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

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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

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“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

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