Author(s): Roger Deakin
Inspired by John Cheever's short story The Swimmer, Roger Deakin set out in 1996 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, Deakin presents an alternative perspective on Britain. First published 1999.
'A simply wonderful book... the perfect union of writer and subject...a delightfully eccentric masterpiece; no poolside or riverbank should be without it' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
"The chapters unfurl like a warm tide of pleasant anecdotage." - "Daily Telegraph"
"A wonderful and romantic tale told by a true English eccentric...think Ratty, think Mole--enchanting." - Michele Roberts, "Financial Times"