Jenny Landreth S Tale Of The Swimming Suffragettes Is A Wonderful Account Of Lost Stories From The Canon Of Women S Sports History Landreth S Book Brings These Stories To The Mainstream Anna Kessel Fascinating And Full Of Possibility, It Is Also Properly Snort With Giggles On The Commute Funny Alexandra Heminsley If You Love Swimming You Ll Love This If You Hate Swimming, You Ll Still Love This From Over Upholstered Matrons Gingerly Climbing Down The Steps Of Wheeled Bathing Huts, To Young Girls Swimming Jawdropping Distances Up The Thames, This Captivating Book Bowls Along With Wit And Charm Jo Brand A Brilliantly Funny Book That Made Me Feel Part Of A Proud And Intrepid Community Of Amphibian Women Josie Long If This Marvellous Watery Odyssey Charting Women S Swimming History Doesn T Make You Want To Jump In, I Will Eat My Woollen Bikini Doon Mackichan A Wry And Inspiring Mix Of Memoir And Social History Melissa HarrisonVery Disappointed I Thought This Was Going To Be A Pictorial History Of The Bikini John O Farrell Swell Is Part Personal Memoir, And Part Social History Even If You Aren T As Wildly Enthusiastic About Swimming As The Author, You Ll Find Her Book Written With Humour And Fondness Lifeboat Magazine As We Jump Into The Waves With Glee, Jenny Landreth Asks Us To Consider Swimming Suffragettes Who Kicked Hard For Change In The Once Male Dominated World Of Swimming, Less ThanYears Ago Written Through The Prisms Of Memoir And Social History, It S The Quest For Equality That Rises To The Top Of A Poignant Narrative Coast Billed As Being The True Story Of The Swimming Suffragettes , This Book Both Funny And Informative Follows The Fearless Women Who Battled For Access To Beaches, Pools And Lakes, And Reveals The Author S Own Waterbiography Townswoman Even If You Re Not Particularly Interested In Swimming, This Book Will Delight You Daily Mail Swell Has The Air Of One Long Stand Up Routine, A Larky Dash Through The Modern History Of Female Swimmers New Statesman A Clever, Intimate History Of Personal And Female Liberation, Viewed Through A Well Fitting Pair Of Swimming Goggles Swell Is A Standout Addition To A Crowded Pool Of Waterlogged Memoirs KinamaraCurl Up With The Empowering Story Of The Heroines Who Made Swimming Possible For Women Swell By Jenny Landreth Is A Must Read Women S Fitness A Lighthearted, Conversational History, With Emphasis On The Challenges Women Once Faced Just Getting In The Water, And The Swimming Suffragettes Who Defied Genteel Disapproval To Claim The Right To Do So Guardian Swell Interweaves Landreth S Own Story With A History Of Female Pioneers, Swimming Suffragettes Who Accomplished Remarkable Feats And Paved The Way For Future Generations She Is At Her Best Writing About Swimmers Past, And Has Done A Thorough Job Of Interviewing Other Swimmers Economist Whereas The Idea Of Diving Into A Pool Seems Like A Great Way To Escape The Heat, In The Th Century Swimming Was Exclusively The Domain Of Men And It Wasn T Until The S That Women Were Granted Equal Access To Pools Swell Is The Story Of The Women Who Made That Possible, Capturing The Achievements And World Of Women S Secret Swimming YAWN The Fearless Women Known As Swimming Suffragettes Are Celebrated In This Wonderful Book Charting Feminism And Social History Through The Th And Early Th Centuries Sunday Herald 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 Delight Swell Isthan Just A Recollection Of The Author S Own Encounters It S Also A History Of Women S 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 She Includes Her Own History Of Swimming, TheOlympics, The Developments In Swimwear And, In Her Own Unique Way, The Psychology Behind Why We Swim Wanderlust Landreth S Writing Is Accessible And Down To Earth, With Wonderful Asides The Times Literary Supplement Recalls How Swimming Suffragettes Made Waves To Gain The Same Rights Of Access To Water As Men It Is Full Of Witty Asides From Landreth, Though She S Unlikely To Rekindle The Fashion For Knitted Swimsuits Daily Telegraph Jenny Landreth S Blissful Swell A Waterbiography Is About The Pleasures Of Swimming, For Which Women First Had To Fight For Pools, Liberation From Full Length Serge Bathing Suits And Other Imposed Notions Of What It Was Dignified For A Lady To Do This Is An Instructive History Of A Tide Not Simply Turning, But Being Forced To Turn The Times Saturday ReviewThe Joy Of Her Book Is The Spiky, Mischievous Writing That Knits It Together Sunday Times Sports Book Of The YearThe Sunday Times Sport Book Of The Year Jenny Landreth S Passion For Swimming Makes Her The Perfect Flag Bearer For This Detailed Critique Of The Evolution Of One Of Britain S Favourite Pastimes Daily ExpressThe Sunday Times SPORT BOOK OF THE YEARSHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEARA Funny And Bold Account Of How Women Fought Their Way Into The Water, And Of What They Did Once They Got There These Days, Swimming May Seem Like The Most Egalitarian Of Pastimes, Open To Anyone With A Swimsuit But This Wasn T Always The Case In The Th Century, Swimming Was Exclusively The Domain Of Men, And Access To Pools Was A Luxury Limited By Class Women Were Barely Allowed To Swim In The Sea, As Long As No Men Were Around, But Even Into The Th Century They Could Be Arrested And Fined If They Dared Dive Into A Lake It Wasn T Until The S That Women Were Finally, And Reluctantly, Granted Equal Access This Is The Story Of The Women Who Made That Possible, A Thank You To The Fearless Swimming Suffragettes Who Took On The Status Quo, Fought For Equal Access, And Won Part Social History, Part Memoir, Swell Uncovers A World Of Secret Swimming In The Face Of These Exclusions And Shines A Light On The Swimming Suffragettes It Celebrates Some Amazing Achievements, Some Ridiculous Outfits And Some Fantastic Swimmers Who Challenge The Stereotypes Of What Women Are Capable Of It S Also The Story Of How Jenny Eventually Came To Be A Keen Swimmer Herself Swell Is A Joyful Hymn To The Sport And An Exploration Of Why Swimming Attracts So Many Women Ultimately, It Is A Book Dedicated To Our Brilliant Swimming Foremothers Who Collectively Made It Possible For Any Woman To Plunge In With Alacrity, Anywhere We Choose