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Grace Happens eAzine you will never read a betterxplanation of why women swim and dare I say it perhaps men too Swimming Times Landreth guides us through the history of the fabulous swimming pioneers and what she calls the swimming suffragettes women who smashed prejudice and Beyond All Reason enable us all to swim freely today Guardian ReviewSHORLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR These days swimming may seem like angalitarian pastime open to anyone with a swimsuit but this wasn t always the case In the th century swimming was almost How To Tempt A Tycoon Savage Tales 5 Invitation To Eden 24 exclusively the domain of men Women were barely allowed to swim in the sea butven into the th century they could be arrested if they dared dive into a lake It wasn t until the s that women were reluctantly granted Secrets In The Fire eual access This is the story of the swimming suffragettes who made that possible women who took on the status uo and won Part social history part memoir Swell shines a light on these swimming suffragettes It celebrates some amazing achievements some ridiculous outfits and some fantastic swimmers who challenge the stereotypes of what women are capable of It s also the story of how Jennyventually came to be a keen swimmer herself Swell is a "joyful hymn to the sport and an xploration of why swimming attracts so many women It is a book dedicated to "hymn to the sport and an xploration of why swimming attracts so "Many Women It Is "women It is book dedicated to brilliant swimming exploration of why swimming attracts so many women It is a book dedicated to brilliant swimming who collectively made it possible for any woman to plunge in however and wherever we choo. Blissful an instructive history "of a tide not simply turning but being forced to turn The Times Jenny Landreth s tale of the swimming "a tide not simply turning but being forced to turn The Times Jenny Landreth s tale of the swimming is a wonderful account of lost stories from the canon of women s sports history Landreth s book brings these stories to the mainstream Anna Kessel Fascinating and full of possibility it is also properly snort with giggles on the commute funny Alexandra Heminsley If you love swimming you ll love this If you hate swimming you ll still love this Jo Brand A brilliantly funny book that made me feel part of a proud and intrepid community of amphibian women Josie Long If this marvellous watery odyssey charting women s swimming history doesn t make you want to jump in I will at my woollen bikini Doon Mackichan A wry "and inspiring mix of memoir and social history Melissa Harrison Very "inspiring mix of memoir and social history Melissa Harrison Very I thought this was going to be a pictorial history of the bikini John O Farrell This book will delight you Daily MailSwell has the air of one long stand up routine a larky dash through the modern history of female swimmers iNew Statesman A clever intimate history of personal and female liberation viewed through a well fitting pair of swimmers iNew Statesman A clever intimate history of personal and female liberation viewed through a well fitting pair of goggles Kinamara Curl up with the mpowering story of the heroines who made swimming possible for women a must read Women s Fitness A lighthearted conversational history with mphasis on the challenges women once faced just getting. ,


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In the water and the swimming suffragettes who defied "GENTEEL DISAPPROVAL TO CLAIM THE RIGHT TO DO SO "disapproval to claim the right to do so Swell interweaves Landreth s own story with a history of female pioneers Swimming Suffragettes who accomplished remarkable feats and paved the way for future generations Economist With xamples of swimming heroines and some truly bizarre swimming cossies plus the story of how the author learned to swim Swell will make you want to plunge straight in Red Jenny Landreth is a wonderful and hilarious writer so this is in no way a stuffy account of historic Mountain Man Mountain Man 1 events She includes her own history of swimming the Olympics the developments in swimwear and in her own uniue way the psychology behind why we swim Wanderlust Accessible and down toarth with wonderful asides The Times Literary Supplement Swell is a joyous noisy drum beating celebration of swimming and womanhood Charlie Connelly The New EuropeanThoroughly researched and informative full of strong opinion and sound judgement with spiky mischievous writing that knits it all together Sunday Times Swell is a wryly funny and seriously inspiring history of women and swimming she had me at waterbiography Lauren Bravo The Pool Witty and illuminating book Daily Telegraph It s a pleasure to be immersed in this Hola Amigos educativentertaining waterbiography The Observer A celebration of liberation and an ssential read for any serious swimmer BBC Countryfile mag. Swell: A Waterbiography

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