Author: Roger Deakin
Page Count/Review Word Count: 122
Considering that this is basically a celebration of the joy of swimming and I’m not much of a swimmer, I actually enjoyed this one a lot. It’s almost philosophical in the way that it examines the subject of swimming, and it was interesting reading about some of the rivers in Buckinghamshire, where I live. It was also fascinating to read about how some navies used to prefer their men not to learn to swim because it would just prolong their suffering if the ship went down. If you’re a big swimmer or if you know one, this is the book for you. It’s surprisingly good.