In many ways swell is as frivolous as the cover photography suggests in many others it is anything but if you like this we think youll also enjoy a similarly sideways look at womens running running like a girl by alexandra heminsley you can read more book reviews or buy swell by jenny landreth at amazoncouk. With examples of swimming heroines and some truly bizarre swimming cossies plus the story of how the author learned to swim swell will make you want to plunge straight in red jenny landreth is a wonderful and hilarious writer so this is in no way a stuffy account of historic events. Each of these swimming memoirs by jenny landreth jessica j lee and victoria whitworth tells a tale of redemption. Landreth in a highly personal memoir history connects womens swimming to the nascent suffragist movement in the uk and us as women who wished to swim challenged mens use of public space bared ankles and more and risked life and limb swimming the channel the hudson and the thames while slathered in axle grease and tallow. Jenny landreth is a delight swell is more than just a recollection of the authors own encounters its also a history of womens fight for the right to swim read it and discover it all for yourself thebookbag jenny landreth is a wonderful and hilarious writer so this is in no way a stuffy account of historic events
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