Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero

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J. Cape, Jan 1, 1992 - Swimmers - 307 pages
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Review: Haunts Of Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero

User Review  - Sylla - Goodreads

If there was only one book about swimming it should be this one, a unique blend of private passion and cultural history, the pages on Lord Byron and the Hellespont are epic. Read full review

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User Review  - Steve Mitchell - Goodreads

I would never have read a social history of swimming had it not been recommended by Stephen Fry and the comedian Arthur Smith on an episode of QI. I am glad that I decided to take the plunge and give ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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The English Ascendancy
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The Byronic Tradition
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Copyright

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