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              Books by Ingrid Horrocks

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              Where We Swim
                 

              Where We Swim (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Horrocks, Ingrid

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              'I'd wanted to remember why it was we swam in the first place - to remember the pleasure of immersing in an element other than air.' Ingrid Horrocks had few aspirations to swimming mastery, but she had always loved being in the water. She set out on a solo swimming journey, th...en abandoned it for a different kind of swimming altogether - one which led her to more deeply examine relationships, our ecological crisis, and responsibilities to collective care. Why do people swim, and where, how, with whom? Where We Swim ranges from solitary swims in polluted lakes and rivers in Aotearoa New Zealand, to swims in pools in Medellin, Phoenix and the Peruvian Amazon. Near Brighton, Horrocks is joined by an imagined community of early women swimmers; back home she takes her first tentative swim after lockdown. Part memoir, part travel and nature writing, this book is about being a daughter, sister, partner, mother, and above all a human animal living among other animals - sheep and cows, whales and manatee, elks and ibises. 'Where We Swim is a book about family that travels by water in the body of a swimmer. Horrocks is someone with an appetite for adventure but she is also the mother of young children and daughter of older parents. She brilliantly contrasts heady plunges of bodily experience with chilling alarms about family. This book is filled with wanderlust, but also homesickness for a past when our waterways didn't have high coliform counts and Wellington's bays weren't soupy with saIp, and for the whole swimmable world it so vividly remembers.' -Elizabeth Knox
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              ISBN 9781776563135
              Published NZ 11 Mar 2021
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              Mapping the Distance
               

              Mapping the Distance (Paperback)

              By Horrocks, Ingrid

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              This collection of poems shows the benefit of ten years gestation. A group of beautiful formal lyrics which recount time spent in Japan is followed by one considering family and ancestry. The major part of the book consists of poems coming from years spent living and studying ove...rseas and then settling back in New Zealand and starting a family.
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              ISBN 9780864736277
              Published NZ 21 May 2010
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility, 1784-1814
                

              Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility, 1784-1814 (Hardback)

              By Horrocks, Ingrid

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              A history of the writing of mobility in the Romantic period, through the work of major women writers.

              ISBN 9781107182233
              Released NZ 23 Mar 2017
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Cambridge Studies in Romanticism
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              Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility, 1784-1814
               

              Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility, 1784-1814 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Horrocks, Ingrid

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              Ingrid Horrocks reveals the significance of representations of women wanderers in the Romantic period, particularly in the work of women writers. She explores works by Wollstonecraft, Burney, Radcliffe, and others, and in doing so shifts understandings of the history of mobility ...and social sympathy.
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              ISBN 9781316633380
              Released NZ 6 Sep 2019
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
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              Series Cambridge Studies in Romanticism
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