Victoria Whitworth began to write this beautiful, powerful book after she joined a group of intrepid sea swimmers.
Gaining courage with every swim, Victoria came to rely increasingly on the healing therapy of the water, rediscovering her own power and femininity in the company of seals, gulls and orcas, soothed by the limitless beauty of sea and sky.
Swimming with Seals blends elegy - an exploration of change and loss in the face of death - with discursive memoir, tracing these themes from childhood to the present day.
It is also a treasure chest of history and myth, local folklore and archaeological clues which give us tantalising glimpses of Pictish and Viking women, of the rulers and farmers and saints whose long-hidden secrets are occasionally yielded up by the land and sea.
Victoria describes this book as a love letter, and so it is: passionate, generous and, above all, exquisitely written.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Head of Zeus
- Publication Date: 20/04/2017
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9781784978372
- Paperback from £7.15