Book of the Month
Taking the Plunge
Anna Deacon & Vicky Allan
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.
Hi, I'm Estelle!
I’m a writer of young adult fiction – which still feels like a dream come true! It all began when I was seventeen with the publication of the first book in my DIMILY series, Did I Mention I Love You? Since then, the DIMILY books have gone on to sell over a million copies worldwide in nineteen different countries, along with two standalone titles, Dare to Fall and The Wrong Side of Kai. I live in the fishing town of Peterhead in north-east Scotland, surrounded by my brilliant family and Bear, my outrageously cute Chihuahua pup!
My next book, Becoming Mila, is out on Thursday 3 June 2021. It’s the first in an exhilarating new trilogy set in Los Angeles and Nashville, Tennessee . . . and you can enjoy a sneak peek here!