Waterlog

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Inspired by John Cheever’s classic short story, ‘The Swimmer’, Roger Deakin set out from his home in Suffolk to swim through the British Isles. The result of his journey is this personal view of an island race.

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‘Roger Deakin is the perfect companion for an invigorating armchair swim. Engaging, thoughtful and candid’ Telegraph

Waterlog
celebrates the magic of water and the beauty and eccentricity of Britain.

In 1996 Roger Deakin, the late, great nature writer, set out to swim through the British Isles. 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 suicide 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.

This is a personal journey, a bold assertion of the native swimmer’s right to roam, and an unforgettable celebration of the magic of water.

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Weight0.245 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 2.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

340

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

914.104859 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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