(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.
4 am: swimming under the bitten moon, the sea's biting cold, the dark shivering on the shore
sorry to be gendered (actually, no, I'm not), but this is why we need a woman to sort it out... t.co/kf5EBe0TfK