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Zel Ouse🔶 #MakeVotesMatter #CompassionatePolitics 8 Jun 19
Congratulations Tanya... A huge achievement for to be longlisted for the Wainwright Prize.
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✨Tessa Stuart ✨ Aug 13
The most sparkling writing about West Country river and sea swimming you’ll ever read - highly recommended
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Wild Woman Swimming 12 Jun 19
'Beneath the jagged limestone arch, I dive. Sue tells us that Dead Man’s Fingers are more properly termed sea squirts. We decide that these splendid, multifarious specimens should be renamed Dead Man’s Testicles or, as Kari suggests, sea bollocks'
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Wild Woman Swimming 8 Jun 19
'A couple of us found our what-lies-beneath-the-water phobias resurfacing...I saw a white shape which I assumed to be a sanitary towel – Queenie and Stef laughed openly and informed me it was a cuttlefish.' Refreshingly direct nature writing
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✨Tessa Stuart ✨ Jun 24
If you can’t get to the sea or river, may I recommend by Lynne Roper? Glorious brave evocative writing
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Wild Woman Swimming Jan 1
NYD 2013, Hope Cove: “New Year, new weather...was delighted to find that the rather frisky water, opaque with mashed weeds like crumbs in milky tea, actually felt warm as toast on my wind-whipped flesh.” Best wishes to all readers of
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jo sweeting 5 Jun 19
Oh joyous woman! Lovely to see in the water. Her legacy ripples outwards.
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Libby Page 5 Jun 19
So wonderful to see this wonderful book recognised in the long list for the prestigious
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The Selkie Press Aug 12
Replying to @SelkiePress
Thread 7 of 8: Here is the superb in her own words: 'I've a vision in my head of looking like Ursula Andress, while actually resembling in my shiny, black wetsuit a pissed masochist who's seen better days. But it's how you feel that counts, and I felt great.'
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Fiona Senior 21 Jun 19
Just read it...and then buy a copy!
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The Selkie Press Aug 12
Replying to @SelkiePress
8 of 8: 'Why did wild swimming become so central to my life, so cathartic? I think it has to do with needing to feel alive...thoughts flow & glide & play like dolphins. My ' On this anniversary of 's death, a sincere thank you from
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The Selkie Press Aug 12
Thread 5 of 8: If had made the shortlist, her invitation would have reached many hundreds of new readers through & distribution. Instead, for this anniversary, please consider sharing word of Lynne's life & work...
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Jenny Brownrigg Aug 13
Just finished reading and it’s been my favourite book this year. The descriptions are brilliant- cormorants are ‘Brylcream boys’ and so many new ways to describe water. Highly recommend this book.
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Tanya Shadrick Nov 1
How moving: money from Lynne Roper's posthumously-published longlisted diaries given today to - where she and I (her editor & publisher) had our only meeting 3 years ago. Thank you - & all who bought the book.
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Tanya Shadrick May 10
This time last year I learned (book I edited & published for a dying woman met only once) was in longlist. For all who are missing the wild & free, it is a concentrate of place, love & wild waters. Order direct from me
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Cat Poulain Aug 13
My copy is on its way This is a beautiful story
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✨Tessa Stuart ✨ 9 Jun 19
If you fancy wild swimming this summer, Lynne Roper’s Devon book will entrance and exhilarate you - I highly recommend it 🏊‍♀️
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John Fish 📚 9 Jun 19
My thanks to for a copy of the longlisted A Journal of West Country Waters by Lynne Roper. ( ) Sadly Lynne passed away in August 2016. A promise kept by Tanya to publish her book.
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Tanya Shadrick Nov 1
Oh Sophie. Thank you for being there with Lynne's parents today. How good it feels to see the work we all did on Lynne's posthumously-published diaries funding care now for another family's end-of-life care
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Fiona Senior 9 Jun 19
You went wild swimming in the river Dart, with Lynne Roper, for a TV programme a few years ago. I wondered if you have read her longlisted diaries yet? Think you’ll love them.
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