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My great Aunt was Lillian Cannon and this was a wonderful recount of her journey in pursuit of the Channel. This was a fantastic read.
I don't remember this one, I mix it up with Young Woman and The Sea but essential reading for all those interested in Channel swimming.Published 17 months ago by Carole C. Dastous
I didn't expect to like this as much as I did. I learned not just about the swim but the world of 1925-1926. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Bre
Really loved reading this. All about women swimming the English channel and what it was like in the 20s.Published 22 months ago by beccabreck
i thought the early depiction of the rivalries in the beginning to be fairly dull but there was an interesting discussion on the view of womens place in the early 1900s. Read morePublished on June 30, 2012 by AMW
I bought this as a gift for my father in law who is still competitively swimming. He read the book cover to cover and has since passed it through his entire club. Read morePublished on June 9, 2012 by Kelly
The author did a tremendous amount of research putting this book together. It's as much about the era as it is about the swim. I found it to be pretty slow starting. Read morePublished on August 2, 2011 by Swim Guy
A really great story, well told. A must-read for anyone interested in the history of open water swimming.Published on February 25, 2009 by bklynmermaid
Interesting, historical, inspiring, contains lessons on life. I had not heard of the endeavors described in The Great Swim previously.Published on December 12, 2008 by AvidReader