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BOY IN THE WATER, A

Synopsis

This evocative memoir recounts an agonising, hallucination-filled swim across the English Channel in 1988, when Tom Gregory was just 11 years old, encouraged at each stroke by his coach, John Bullet, who has become a second father. The gruelling, awe-inspiring feat is recounted with poignancy and affection, and becomes a thrilling and moving tribute to the joys and perils of open-water swimming.