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