➮ Dip Read ➶ Author Andrew Fusek Peters – Writerscompany.co.uk

Dip Just one short mention of the well known name Roger Deakin was all that was needed to attract me to this slim book Any author who relates closely to the Welsh Herefordshire borderlands is going to catch my attention It s a part of Britain which is often carelessly overlooked perhaps because agricultural and other attractions such as long walks, exploring old market towns, and the visiting of obscure and unsung country churches, tends not appeal to the mass of unadventurous parents with small children seeking guaranteed hot sunshine obsessed with the latest marketing trends Andrew Peters engages in all year round swimming in cold British waters which are never in a month of Sundays ever going to approach the temperatures of the Mediterranean His remarkable reasons for doing so unfold slowly Others on Goodreads have mused upon and described Peters perfectly rational reasons for subjecting himself twelve months of the year to quite such an ascetic, almost holistically spiritual, discipline, the practical exercise all year round exercise of which enables him to know, grow, and understand himself and Po This Is Our Day Of Reconfiguration, Where The Mist Has Wiped The Sea From The Very Face Of The Earth And The Sun Is Swaddled Far From The Reach Of Human Eye InDip, Andrew Fusek Peters Describes An Extraordinary Year Of Wild Swimming He Leads Us To Rivers, Lakes, Waterfalls And Hidden Pools, Into Wild Waters And Untamed Landscapes That Have The Potential To Surprise And Move Us In Unexpected Ways.Following In The Wake Of Great Writers Such As Richard Jeffries And Edward Thomas, Dip Combines Meditations On Place, History And Myth With Sharp Observation And A Poet S Eye It Is Also A Personal Journey Swimming Through All Four Seasons, Andrew Fusek Peters Surfaces At Last From Deep Depression Lyrical, Honest And Incisive, Dip Is About The Many Ways In Which Immersing Ourselves In The Elements Can Restore Us To Ourselves. A very moving, short work by a British author which depicts his battle with severe depression and how he found swimming in outdoor pools, ponds, etc to be 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 for those w 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 the month s tales are memorable and touching Andrew Fusek Peters has gotten the closest to describing my own experience and desire for outdoor cold water dunks When water closes around me, this is eternally the moment I am alive To swim is to breathe words I have not been able to pu Nostalgic read for me from my home county Lovely tone and discussion of mental health Inspired to swim 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 felt the need to seek out water after reading cert 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 quality paper A must read for any wild swimmer. Beautiful, evocative and poetical A book to make to you think about the beauty of nature and how we must protect it A heartfelt and frank look into the life of the author A most sublime and joyous read 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 from 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. A must read

About the Author: Andrew Fusek Peters

Andrew Fusek Peters is a poet, anthologist, and playwright who has written and edited than seventy children s books He also collected poems for HERE S A LITTLE POEM A VERY FIRST BOOK OF POETRY He lives in Shropshire, England.

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