Taking the Plunge - Gift Voucher
Due to exceptional demand, Taking the Plunge is temporarily out of stock. Using our gift vouchers, you can still gift a copy for Christmas, for delivery as soon as our reprint arrives!
Simply add this free gift voucher to your cart, and also purchase a gift card - then you can print out or e-mail both vouchers as a gift.
This free digital gift voucher, alongside the gift card, will entitle you to 20% off the cover price and a signed copy of the book when it is back in stock. We will also e-mail you to let you know that copies are available to order. Just purchase a gift card for £16, and the recipient will be able to process the order as soon as we have stock, with free UK delivery.
To purchase your accompanying gift card, please click here.
PLEASE NOTE: Taking the Plunge will be back in stock as soon as possible. The current delivery estimate is February 2021.
- This free item is a PDF voucher, and not a copy of the book.
- This voucher does not have any value, and a gift card must also be purchased separately for the recipient to be able to purchase a copy of the book without additional payment.
- Delivery of the book to the EU is charged at an additional £5.
- The discount code in this voucher is valid until 30 June 2021.
About the Book
Wild swimming changes lives. The thrill of plunging - or dipping a toe - into open water brings joy, confidence, adventure and friendship. It can wash away stress and sadness, pain and grief. Here water is a great healer, a place to feel gloriously, elementally alive and in touch with yourself, with others and with nature.
Full of life-affirming personal stories and breath-taking images of scenery and swimmers, Taking the Plunge celebrates the remarkable wild swimming community. Now you too can immerse yourself in its energy, courage and irresistible joie de vivre!
With practical advice on how wild swimming works and how to get started - from what you'll need (cossie and a smile!) to where best to go (rivers, oceans, lochs, lakes . . .) - there s never been a better time to take the plunge.
Published: 7th November 2019
Format: Hardback 185x247mm
Extent: 256 pages
ANNA DEACON has worked as a photographer for over a decade following a career in the music industry in London. Her photographic work has been published in The Times, The Scotsman, The Herald, Hood, The Big Issue, Refinery 29, Sunday Post and Outdoor Swimmer, and many others. She loves to photograph the great outdoors and enjoys portrait and documentary work. Anna has organised community swims, beach cleans, and fundraising for mental health charities within the swimming community.
VICKY ALLAN is an award-winning journalist and author. A staff writer for the Herald on Sunday, her work has also appeared in The Times, Daily Express, Vogue, GQ, the Guardian and Scotland on Sunday. She has won awards for her travel writing, features writing and for her articles campaigning against violence against women. Her novel Stray is currently being adapted as a feature film. She has always loved the outdoors and wild places.
'Dip into this beautiful book, and understand the healing nature of wild swimming before you have even taken that first plunge' MIRANDA HART
'This book is a joy!' JO WHILEY, BBC Radio 2
'Wow! What a book. This is an emotional description of what we wild swimmers know and love. So familiar are the stories that I feel I know them all personally; if I haven't uttered the words myself, I have probably thought them often. Lived it, loved it. Fabulous.' BETH FRENCH, marathon swimmer and inspirational speaker