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Swell

Swell

SKU: 9781472938961
£10.99Price
These days, swimming may seem like the most egalitarian of pastimes, open to anyone with a swimsuit - but this wasn't always the case. In the 19th century, swimming was exclusively the domain of men, and access to pools was a luxury limited by class. Women were (barely) allowed to swim in the sea, as long as no men were around, but even into the 20th century they could be arrested and fined if they dared dive into a lake. It wasn't until the 1930s that women were finally, and reluctantly, granted equal access. This is the story of the women who made that possible, a thank-you to the fearless 'swimming suffragettes' who took on the status quo, fought for equal access, and won.
  • Pub Date

    8-Feb-2018
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Author

    Landreth, Jenny
  • Publisher

    Bloomsbury Sport
  • Dimensions

    198x129x22
  • Weight

    264
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