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The Great Swim: The Epic Tale of the Race to Conquer the Channel Paperback – 1 Jul 2009

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Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Short Books Ltd (1 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906021384
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906021382
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.8 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 501,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Gavin Mortimer's story of the grit of these women cracks along like a Channel tide - " Daily Telegraph "Mortimer's tale, narrated with pacy enthusiasm, is a fascinating and irresistible slice of sporting history." The Daily Mail "Gavin Mortimer has unearthed one of the lost souls of twentieth-century history" TLS "The long-forgotten battles against cold, adverse tides, jellyfish and each other are marvellously brought back to life - " Sunday Times

About the Author

Gavin Mortimer was born in London and now lives in Montpellier, France. He has written for a broad cross-section of publications, from Esquire to the BBC History Magazine and the Observer. His previous books on Lord Stirling's men and the Blitz were published in the UK.


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