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Swimming with my father

a memoir

by Tim Jeal

  • 107 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading

Published by Faber and Faber in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England.
    • Subjects:
    • Jeal, Tim -- Childhood and youth,
    • Jeal, Tim -- Family,
    • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography,
    • Fathers and sons -- England,
    • Swimming -- England,
    • Rivers -- England

    • Edition Notes

      StatementTim Jeal.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6060.E2 Z468 2004
      The Physical Object
      Pagination198 p. :
      Number of Pages198
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3363654M
      ISBN 100571221009
      LC Control Number2004426116
      OCLC/WorldCa55042296

      Swimming for Parents has been read by parents of swimmers in more than 40 countries. It has fast become the ‘go-to’ book for swimming parents and will assist you to fully understand the sport of swimming and how you can help your child to be the best that they can be.   I had accidentally stumbled upon her book, My father-in-law was dying. I was constantly worried my year-old mother was going to fall. I .

      There is a story in our family that one day my mother was strolling along with my brother Frank and myself, and pushing our twins in a pram. A huge black motorcar stopped at the kerb, and out hopped a smartly dressed chauffeur, who opened the rear door for a bejeweled, befurred grande-dame type of woman who, putting the well-shod feet on the. I was swimming around the other side of the point and saw a long purple jellyfish in front of me, a few feet below. and my father, he want you to come.” Get book recommendations, fiction Author: T Cooper.

        Jonathan Yardley was the book critic of The Washington Post from through He is the author of “Our Kind of People: The Story of an American Family,” and other books. Book of the Week: Swimming with My Father. BBC Radio 4 FM, 23 February At present this site reflects the contents of the published Radio Times BBC listings. We will retain information submitted to us for possible future use, to help fill in gaps in the data and to help us bring the BBC’s broadcast history to life, but we will not.


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