(Fourth Estate / Atico de los Libros, Spain / Mare Verlag, Germany / Einuadi, Italy; The Whale, Ecco USA).
Winner of 2009 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction. A gripping voyage of discovery into the heart of an obsession.
‘Philip Hoare was long been acclaimed as a brilliantly unconventional writer … This is the book he was born to write, a classic of its kind’, Rachel Cooke, The Observer.
2.00 am: the world has become dream-like; only the sea and the moon are real. As I swim in the darkness, there's a… t.co/uXalQy9qjJ
1.30 am: the forgiving moon, the penitent sea, hiding and sheltering me