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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

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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

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