Jenny Landreth

Season 7, Episode 6

Author and avid swimmer Jenny Landreth joins the show to talk about her latest book Swell: A Waterbiography. She also brought along a bag full of her favourite books about swimming including works by Al Alvarez, Tanya Shadrick and Leanne Shapton. Stewart Lee is still around at the start of the episode for a lovely bit of synchronicity and Josie Long was still off with norovirus so Michael Legge is sitting in again to enjoy the chat and recommend some Spiderman comics. It’ll all make sense when you listen to it, we promise…
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Reading List

Jenny recommends:

Pondlife by Al Alvarez

The Eternally Wounded Woman by Patricia Vertinsky

Waterlog by Roger Deakin

Swims by Elizabeth Jane Burnett

Watermarks by Tanya Shadrick

Wild Patience by Tanya Shadrick

East London Swimmers by Madeleine Waller

Swimming Studies by Leanne Shapton

Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewellery by Leanne Shapton

Floating: A Life Regained by Joe Minihane

Robin recommends:

The Monkey’s Mask by Dorothy Porter

Swell: A Water Biography by Jenny Landreth

Suffragette by Sally Heathcote

Not Waving But Drowning by Stevie Smith

The Local by Edward Ardizzone and Maurice Gorham

Back to the Local by Edward Ardizzone and Maurice Gorham

High Street by JM Richards and Eric Ravilious

The photography books of James Ravilious

How to Build a Universe by Robin Ince, Brian Cox and Alexandra Feacham

2001: A Space Odyssey by Jack Kirby

The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks

Michael recommends:

I Hate the Internet by Jarret Kobek

The Night Gwen Stacy Died by Gerry Conway

Stewart recommends:

Bedouin of the London Evening by Rosemary Tonks

The Bloater by Rosemary Tonks (They call it The Flounder in the episode…)

Josie recommends:

The Great Trees of London by Jenny Landreth

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