Author(s): Roger Deakin
Inspired by John Cheever's classic short story, "The Swimmer," Roger Deakin set out from his moat in Suffolk to swim through the British Isles. The result of his journey is a maverick work of observation and imagination. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A passionate open-air swimmer, Roger Deakin travelled around the British Isles in search of the best places for a dip. Waterlog celebrates the magic of water and the beauty and eccentricity of Britain.
"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, so wonderfully full of energy and life. I loved it" -- Jane Gardam
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 writing canon.