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3%OFFAl Alvarez - Pondlife: A Swimmer´s Journal - 9781408841020 - V9781408841020
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Pondlife: A Swimmer´s Journal

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Description for Pondlife: A Swimmer´s Journal Paperback. From the author of "The Savage God," a unique memoir of growing old, and a lesson in not going gently into that good night. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: BM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 131 x 23. Weight in Grams: 200.
From the author of The Savage God, a unique memoir of growing old, and a lesson in not going gently into that good night The ponds of Hampstead Heath are small oases; fragments of wild nature nestled in the heart of north-west London. For the best part of his life Al Alvarez – poet, critic, novelist, rock-climber and poker player – has swum in them almost daily. An athlete in his youth, Alvarez chronicles what it is to grow old with humour and fierce honesty – from his relentlessly nagging ankle which ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
Number of Pages
288
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781408841020
SKU
V9781408841020
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 5 to 9 working days
Ref
99-5

About Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez was a poet, novelist, literary critic, anthologist, and author of many highly praised non-fiction books on topics ranging from suicide, divorce and dreams – The Savage God, Life After Marriage, Night – to poker and mountaineering – The Biggest Game in Town and Feeding The Rat. His most recent books are Where Did It All Go ... Read more

Reviews for Pondlife: A Swimmer´s Journal
The adrenalin still flows in lively extracts from 11 years of journals
The Times
A beautiful unfolding of a story, told in deceptively simple prose but with a great power to move
Sunday Times
A marvellous book. Even the title Pondlife is spot-on: unlaboured, light and right. But it has no business to be as invigorating ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for Pondlife: A Swimmer´s Journal


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