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.
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.
Deakin has written an aquatic Songlines. -- Heathcote
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