On the Water Paperback – 27 Jan 2001
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A novel of extraordinary subtlety from readers and writers alike have much to learn... This is a marvellous book, in every respect. -- Daily Mail, 2001
An impressively sustained evocation of a lost time and lost happiness... A daring first novel. -- Times Literary Supplement, 2001
Rarely have sport and literature combined so seamlessly to produce such an absorbing and satisfying novel as this small miracle of a book. -- The Guardian, 2001 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This is a gentle, undemonstrative book. There is much about the physical character of rowing; the techniques and science, and the pain and rewards facing the participant. Together with the sense of the outsider, the other key leitmotif of this story is water, the flow of the river and by implication, the flow of historical development, leading to the unavoidable conflagration of war.