Surviving the Sea of Life: The Triumphs and Tragedies of an Australian Olympian

McGill, Linda

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Publisher: New Holland
ISBN-13: 9781741105285
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Binding: Paperback
Year Published: 2007
Surviving the Sea of Life is the extraordinary story of one of Australia's legends - Linda McGill. Linda's life has been an inspiring victory against fate - surviving her mother's tragic death, a scandalous ban from the Tokyo Olympics along with Dawn Fraser, a near fatal car accident and a devastating divorce.

Then there are the triumphs, including claiming the title as the first Australian to swim the English Channel, record-breaking marathon swims and the honour of an MBE.

At times funny and always entertaining, Linda describes in detail her life with her close friends - swimming legends Don Talbot, Dawn Fraser and Ilsa Konrad to name a few. She writes about her world travels meeting the rich and famous, sportstars, filmstars, politicians and millionaires.

The final chapter deals with Linda's latest battle - against the skin cancer borne from a life lived in the water, in an age unaware of the dangers of sun exposure.
ID: 90047
Code: NH000189