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The Resource Pondlife : a swimmer's journal, Al Alvarez

Pondlife : a swimmer's journal, Al Alvarez

Label
Pondlife : a swimmer's journal
Title
Pondlife
Title remainder
a swimmer's journal
Statement of responsibility
Al Alvarez
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The ponds of Hampstead Heath are small oases; fragments of wild nature nestled in the heart of north-west London. For the best part of his life Al Alvarez - poet, critic, novelist, rock climber and poker player - has swum there almost daily. Alvarez, now in his 80s, chronicles what it is to grow old with humour and honesty - from his relentlessly nagging ankle which makes daily life a struggle, to infuriating bureaucratic battles with the council to keep his disabled person's Blue Badge, the devastating effects of a stroke, and the salvation he finds in the three S's - swimming, sex, and sleep
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1929-
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Alvarez, A.
Dewey number
  • 828.9'1409
  • 828.91409
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Alvarez, A.
  • Alvarez, A.
  • Aging
  • Swimming
  • Literature
Label
Pondlife : a swimmer's journal, Al Alvarez
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781408841020
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781408841020
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Pondlife : a swimmer's journal, Al Alvarez
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781408841020
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781408841020
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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