Welcome to episode three of Downstream, our new audio series of writers reading from their books. This week we hear from Joe Minihane, whose memoir Floating follows in the swim strokes of Roger Deakin's classic book Waterlog; Anna Deacon and Vicky Allan read from Taking the Plunge - The Healing Power of Wild Swimming for Mind, Body and Soul; and Vivienne Rickman reads from her book Thirty Words for Water, a collection of words and images inspired by her wandering relationship with water since childhood.
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Issue 45 January 2021
- The Northumbrian adventurer blazing his own watery (and icy!) trail
- Keri-anne Payne on how to train like an Olympian in 2021
- History, nature writing and the Troubles
- Sarah Thomas looks at the icy thrill of ice miles