At the Guardian, John Mullan lists ten of the best literary swimming scenes!
(Hmmm, I am thinking he has not read Andre Aciman's Call Me By Your Name, or it would be there too...)
In a happy development, I received a copy of the Folio Society edition of The Go-Between as a birthday present - time for a re-read, I think...
(Aciman alert: Eight White Nights: A Novel will be published in February 2010, certainly on my list of most desired things....)
(Oh, I stopped by the office today to take care of several mundane and long-overdue administrative tasks and discovered several things in my mailbox of UTTER DELIGHTFULNESS - namely, new books by Charlie Williams and Peter Temple - if I have self-control, I will save them for the Caymanian interlude that begins next Thursday, but they may prove IRRESISTIBLE!)