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Description for Waterlog Paperback. In 1996 Roger Deakin, the late, great nature writer, set out to swim through the British Isles. 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. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBK; JFC; WSSC; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 159 x 197 x 22. Weight in Grams: 244.
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. ... Read more

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Vintage Classics
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About Roger Deakin
Roger Deakin, who died in 2006, was a writer, filmmaker and environmentalist of international renown. He was a founder member of Friends of the Earth, and co-founded Common Ground. He lived for thirty-eight years in a moated farmhouse in Suffolk. Waterlog, which was first published in 1999, became a word-of-mouth bestseller, and is now an established classic of the nature ... Read more

Reviews for Waterlog
Deakin has written an aquatic Songlines.
Heathcote Williams I jumped in with both feet and wanted to stay for more.
Griff Rhys-Jones Erudite, funky and passionate, a total delight
Independent on Sunday
Charmingly and elegantly written
Daily Telegraph
A delicious, cleansing, funny, wise and joyful book, ... Read more

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