Tuesday, April 24, 2012


ISBN-13: 978-0-557-12428-2
Writer: Chris Ayriss
Title: Hung Out to Dry
Subtitle: Swimming and British Culture
Edition: First Edition
Language: English
Place of Publication: Marston Gate
Publisher: Lulu.com
Year of Publication: 2009
Format: 188x246mm (trimmed)
Pages: 159; Credits, 153; Index, 154
Illustrations:46 colour and black and white plates, pictures and sketches
Front Cover Photograph: 1926 Serpentine, Hyde Park, London by Getty
Binding: Paperback in single colour wrappers
Original Price: GBP 12.50
Weight: 371gr.
Entry No.: 2010009
Entry Date: N/A


British swimmers once filled the lakes and waterways of England, How did these sportsmen, the pride of the nation, find themselves chased out of the water, rounded up and confined to indoor swimming pools?

Discover how pride turned to prejudice as swimmers sparked the development of the unique British culture of prudery.

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