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We Swim to the Shark: Overcoming fear one fish at a time

Georgie Codd

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Memoirs, Fishes (ichthyology)

For readers of The Outrun and The Salt Path, a meditation on diving and fear, and what we're all really afraid of

Georgie Codd is scared of fish. Really, really scared.

Loving the sea and resenting her phobia, she plots to cross continents, learn to dive and swim with the world's biggest fish: the mighty whale shark.

Georgie soon plunges into a realm of strange creatures and intrepid diving adventurers. But as her quest to fight fear expands over oceans, the shark remains elusive, and everything else starts to fall apart around her.

'We Swim to the Shark is a lesson in not giving up . . . as with all good adventure stories, the real benefit is in the searching' THE I

'An almost spiritual mission' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

'A terrific read' BBC RADIO NORFOLK

'An enthralling ride' ABC MELBOURNE

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Praise for We Swim to the Shark: Overcoming fear one fish at a time

  • an almost spiritual mission . . . sharply drawn - Times Literary Supplement

  • smart nature-narrative writing, and hugely enjoyable - Outdoor Swimming Society

  • Subtle insight into the inner psyche and the natural world - Hackney Citizen

  • A terrific read - BBC Radio Norfolk

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Georgie Codd

Georgie Codd has worked behind the scenes at a funeral parlour, taught English in a Himalayan nunnery, edited publications for the Tibetan Government in Exile, and shadowed drug dealers in Florida City. She is a graduate of the University of East Anglia's Prose-writing MA, where her flash fiction won the Seth Donaldson Bursary.

We Swim to the Shark is her first book.

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