9th April 2015


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The ponds of Hampstead Heath are small oases; fragments of wild nature nestled in the heart of north-west London. For the best part of his life Al Alvarez – poet, critic, novelist, rock climber and poker player – has swum there almost daily. Alvarez, now in his 80s, chronicles what it is to grow old with humour and honesty – from his relentlessly nagging ankle which makes daily life a struggle, to infuriating bureaucratic battles with the council to keep his disabled person’s Blue Badge, the devastating effects of a stroke, and the salvation he finds in the three S’s – swimming, sex, and sleep.

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