Take a plunge into this tender exploration of grief, rage, love, loss and sisterhood in the modern age. Funny, sad and honest, but ultimately also hopeful, The Tidal Year is a wonderful and welcome addition to the growing canon of books exploring the restorative power of wild swimming.’ SOPHIE PIERCE’Reads like a lusciously languid dream sequence… It’s not just about how water can redeem us but how words can too.
A powerful debut.’ CHRISTOPHER BEANLAND’Funny and moving, brimming with bracingly refreshing uncertainty and a salty refusal of resolution, it is a book to float away in.’ POLLY ATKIN ‘Immersive and compelling. I read it in a single day! Everyone should take a plunge into this book.’ CATHY RENTZENBRINK’A heart-rending depiction of a young woman growing through grief and the healing, restorative power of nature.’ NICK BRADLEY ‘Bright and tender-hearted… candid and vulnerable.’ JESSICA J.
LEE’A moving and memorable book… Her writing is contained, clear and as powerful as the changing tides she swims in. She is a talent to watch.’ RAFFAELLA BARKER”Astonishing in its frankness, raw, poignant, bracing, funny; a very human story” DEREK NIEMANN, Guardian country diaristFreya is still searching.
For four years, she’s been looking for a way to fill the empty space her brother’s death left behind. Ready for another distraction, Freya decides to swim every tidal pool in Britain in a year with her friend Miri. The adventure takes them from a pool hidden in the cliffs of fishing-village Polperro to the quarry lagoon of Abereiddi via Trinkie Wick where locals meet each year to give the pool wall a fresh lick of paint.