Till a shadow in the background and its swirls still muddy the waters of his life It also demonstrates the healing benefits of being outdoors and closer to the natural world as he immerses himself in the waters The book is greatly enhanced by the photographs in the book taken by his daughter took and short excerpts of poetry that are liberally scattered throughout It is another book in the natural history memoir sub genre that
Is Worth Reading I Picked worth reading I picked up because the main setting of Shropshire is relatively local to me and because of the mental health link But other locations of particular interest such as Hampstead ponds are also included I think what makes this book Tressed to Kill for me is the combination of openness and education I enjoyed tagging along on Andrews journey I like to know how peopleeel how water and swimming makes them eel Andrew opens up about the magic of water or him But being new to wild swimming and dipping I also picked up information and practical tips and resources The author writes with good humour so it s also entertaining A beautifully evocative book about the curative properties of obsessively seeking out wild water and throwing oneself into it Even as an avowed non swimmer I The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev felt the need to seek out water after reading certain chapters because Peters describes the landscape and the sensory experienceshock of it so well Beautiful evocative and poetical A book to make to you think about the beauty of nature and how we must protect it A heartfelt andrank look in. Vation and a poet's eye It is also a personal journey swimming through all our seasons Andrew Fusek Peters surfaces at last rom deep depression Lyrical honest and incisive Dip is about the many ways in which immersing ourselves in the elements can restore us to ourselve.
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"wet ootprints of Deakin in Floating as he travels around the country to the same "footprints of Deakin in Floating as he travels around the country to the same Swimming With Seals is set in Orkney and tells of Victoria Whitworth wild swimming experiences there And there is the superb Turning by Jessica J Lee where she battles self doubt and depression and challenges herself to swim in 52 of the lakes around Berlin Andrew Fusek Peters takes a different perspective in Dip This is his account of swimming in the pools rivers and lakes over the course
of a year near where he lives in the Shropshire county anda year near where he lives in the Shropshire county and He is prepared to swim any time of the year braving the bone chilling waters in January dipping into the refreshing pools in the heat of August being invigorating by waterfalls and braving the delights of a bog pool As with a lot of natural history books now there is a personal side to this book as he describes the other dip that he suffered The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School from a deep depression that affected him so much so that he had a spell in hospital at his very lowest ebb and reached a point where it was life threatening This dark undercurrent to his life was as much to do with personal circumstances as it was his character he is haunted by hisather s suicide and still deeply saddened by his brother s early death rom AIDS There is a deep melancholy and elouence to his writing as even though he was better when he wrote the book the spectre of depression is And hidden pools into wild waters and untamed landscapes that have the potential to surprise and move us in unexpected waysFollowing in the wake of great writers such as Richard Jeffries and Edward Thomas Dip combines meditations on place history and myth with sharp obser. A very moving short work by a British
author which depicts his battle with severe depression and how he ound swimming in outdoor pools ponds etcwhich depicts his battle with severe depression and how he
Found Swimming In Outdoor Pools Ponds Etcswimming in outdoor pools ponds etc cathartic and healing It is a short work but very raw and honest especially how he describes his depression s crippling symptoms The author had a lifelong love of swimming outdoors and this became a natural extension of his return to society A recommended work or those who either
"Enjoy The Healing Aspects Of "the healing aspects of with nature or wish to learn about a irsthand account of a mental health recovery Nostalgic read The Cutting Room: A Novel of Suspense for merom my home county Lovely tone and discussion of mental health Inspired to swim A lovely short well written book which can be read as a series description of a series of wild swims a record of a recovery rom mental illness or both However the picture of a swimmer wearing a woolly hat should tell you all you need to know about all season wild swimming in the British Isles Just one short mention of the well known name Roger Deakin was all that was needed to attract me to this slim book Engaging honest and well woven telling of one man s love of his life giving be here now method wild swimming While the story does become strained in October the rest of Beautiful descriptions of a year swimming n the wilds of Britain The author also describes his battles with depression and addiction It s a shame the photos weren t printed on better uality paper A must read or any wild swimmer The superb Waterlog by the late Roger Deak. 'This is our day of reconfiguration where the mist has wiped the sea rom the very ace of the earth and the sun is swaddled ar rom the reach of human eye'In Dip Andrew Fusek Peters describes an extraordinary year of wild swimming He leads us to rivers lakes waterfalls.