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Louise Minchin

From Shelf: The BA Summer Books Catalogue

A WATERSTONES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023 - SPORT 'Incredibly moving and inspiring' Gabby Logan 'It's brilliant - I loved it' Lorraine Kelly 'Brilliant ... impressive and vividly told' The Times 'Louise is such a positive and uplifting presence. Her fearlessness should inspire us all' Susanna Reid 'A celebration of the strength, power and determination of women' Giovanna Fletcher --- JOIN LOUISE MINCHIN ON 17 EXHILARATING ADVENTURES WITH TRAILBLAZING WOMEN WHO ARE BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS, SMASHING RECORDS AND CHALLENGING STEREOTYPES. 'To get to the heart of who these women are... I decided to do it the way that I know best, by taking part, spending time right beside them to experience the things they love.' Driven to bring more attention to female stories of courage and endeavour, Louise Minchin pushes herself to the extreme and embarks on thrilling endurance adventures with trailblazing women. She freedives under the ice in the dark in Finland with Cath, the first woman to swim a mile in the Antarctic Circle; she cycles across Argentina with Mimi, one of the world's most famous female endurance runners; and she swims from Alcatraz with Anaya and Mitali, two young sisters who have braved the shark-infested waters over 70 times. With her natural empathy and sense of humour, Louise forms close bonds with 18 incredible women. She explores what drives them and how they find the resilience and determination to go on despite life's setbacks. Lizzie overcame a life-threatening illness and now paddleboards whilst cleaning up the planet with her community; Rhian set up a charity in the face of grief and fundraises through hikes; and Zee took up rugby alongside her busy nursing career and motherhood. Louise reminds us of the bravery inside us all, and how essential it is to celebrate women's achievements. Prepare to be touched and inspired by these fearless women.

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published Date:
234mm x 153mm
Biography: sport

RRP: £18.99

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781399401180

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Official Indie Non-Fiction Bestsellers (week 21, 2023)
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