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Swimming with My Father

Tim Jeal

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ISBN
9780571265633
Date Published
06.10.2011
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Summary

‘Exquisitely written and wonderfully readable – There are tears, laughter and filial tenderness on every page of Tim Jeal’s perfect gem of a book.’ Val Hennessy, Daily Mail

An exquisite and moving portrait of a deeply eccentric father. Tim Jeal’s beautifully nuanced memoir is by turns lyrical, poignant and gloriously funny.

‘Jeal’s prose is so sprightly, his interweaving of time-schemes so skilful, and his ‘ordinary’ story so touching that his book feels completely fresh – At its heart is an unusually engrossing account of parental oddity, marital resilience and filial complexity.’ Andrew Motion, Guardian

‘This is a marvellous book: funny, vivid, immensely touching and beautifully constructed.’ John Preston, Evening Standard

‘A pleasure to read: unpretentious, moving, full of jokes but also unobtrusively wise.’ Anne Chisholm, Sunday Telegraph

TimJeal

Tim Jeal is an acclaimed novelist and biographer, whose Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa’s Greatest Explorer was published by Faber in 2007 and was a BBC Radio Four ‘Book of the Week’. Stanley was named Sunday Times Biography of the Year, and, in the US, won the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in Biography for 2007. Tim’s memoir Swimming…

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