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Lovely Genuine People And genuine people and unrecogised maverick trainer The self drive endurance and ambition is uite outstanding Years before self publicity h s and obsessively pushy parents Theres a lot to learn about the differences in our childrens "lives today shame cant work out why no " today Shame Cant work out why no press cuttings all a bit understated for the accomplishment surely a
Picture Of Tom On of Tom on beach Family pic with the dog I also agree with prev reviewer there is nothing to say what happened the following years as I know Tom joined the army but would of been a nice ending to read and did he think this background of achievement made him a natural for the forces Highly recommended entle reading sad its ended I didn t expect to particularly like this book but it was our Book Club choice I am very One Wish (Thunder Point, grateful Full ofentle humour it is a story told with searing honesty and love My admiration knows no bounds both for the small boy with such courage and determination and to folk like John Bullet who La santa anoressia. Digiuno e misticismo dal Medioevo a oggi give themselves to their community and enrich it I sobbed at the end and felt very sad that the world has become so cynical that anyone with a John s drive today would be expected to have some dark ulterior motives pilloried on social media and possibly prevented from developing such character and fortitude much needed in our snowflake society I m not sure whether I enjoy reading this book because I know Tom or because I was a fellow 80s child the musical and cultural reference made me smile But it made me feel idle when Tom was swimming the channel I wasetting A fabulous book about childhood fearlessness an eccentric and brilliant coach a reat family and community dodgy food and the wonders of mix tapes Tom catches his younger voice brilliantly and the short story is as heart breaking as it is heart warming. The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Wikipedia The Boy in the Plastic Bubble is a American made for television drama film inspired by the lives of David Vetter and Ted DeVita, who lacked effective immune systemsIt stars John Travolta, Glynnis O'Connor, Diana Hyland, Robert Reed, Ralph Bellamy and PJ SolesIt was written by Douglas Day Stewart, produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg who, at the time, produced Starsky and The Only Living Boy in New York film Wikipedia The ,
One of the most inspiring and entertaining books I have read in a very long time It is the kind of book that s addictive and impossible to put down one moment laughing out loud the next perched on the edge of your seat and then floods of tears a moment later A remarkable achievement I am an open water swimmer but also a father a coach and someone whose formative years were the 70s and 80s I cannot recommend this book highly enough I read a lot but rarely write reviews this book warrants a notable exception A fantastic read As a retired headteacher I have had the opportunity to read many books of
late This book has to be one of my favourites TheThis book has to be one of my favourites The of writing is captivating and the bond between coach and boy was endearing is captivating and the bond between coach and boy was endearing made me laugh and it made me cry The enormous achievement of swimming the channel cannot be underestimated let alone at the age of 11 The lessons learned at such a young age will have had huge impact on Tom s character over the yearsI wish there was a seuel to follow Tom s life after swimming I loved this book not just because I
only recently learned to swim but as a SE London Leonardo and the Mona Lisa Story girl I knew all places he mentioned Set against the cultural backdrop of the 1980s including the music the well observed human relationships between student and coach siblings parent and child this is a must read And let s not forget the swimming a monumental achievement by an 11 year old boy A triumph of human spirit What a wonderful read Aood book well written It takes you on a real journey The staging of the book taking you from the impressive record breaking achievement to the back story throughout is a winner The emotional journey for such a young boy and the constant references that for anyone around in the 80 s is brilliant I am Mona Lisa going to now have my 12 year old son read this A real life epic that would inspire anyone Great book. Lta, Glynnis O'Connor, Robert Reed, Diana Hyland Theirl next door makes a teen born with immune deficiencies want to leave his erm free bubble The Boy in the Dress The World of David Walliams The Boy in the Dress Dennis was different Why was he different, you ask? Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book… Surprising and hilarious, THE BOY IN THE DRESS is the amazing first book from David Walliams Guaranteed to touch the hearts and funny bones of everyone!. .ve only recently learned to swim but as a SE London irl I knew all
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Pick it up and read it in a day When I next see the sea I will see the stars Well if only this book had been published years ago I d have saved a fortune My husband said this is the best book he has read for years Given his bookcase is full of books by cycling swimming rugby and athletics reats I think this is a real accolade I became aware of Tom Gregory many
Years Before I Had Anybefore I had any in marathon swimming He was and ever will be the youngest person to swim the Channel F E 88 a little short of 12 in both age and hoursAssumed correctly that life had led him in other directions so it was with delight I caught a reading on BBC radio of a book authored by TomWhat I hoped for was a blow by blow account of the swim and the training and it certainly delivers that The human interest angle though was a real revelation Set to a backdrop of popular music from my own youth and the swim haunts of my recent years surely made it easier to relate to personally the real crux of this tale though is the relationship between Tom and his mentor John BulletIn answering the uestion of how an 11 year old achieved such oals the narrative evolves into a commentary on his relationship with John and effectively contrasts how much societal attitudes have changed over 30 years The author is sympathetic to the perception that John s methods would be considered inappropriate by modern standards and doesn t shy away from the darker moments yet he presents a child well supported by his family and network of swimming friends his sister in particular and robustly advocates that much as he wanted to impress John "he ultimately made his own decisions For my part I agreeTom ives an in the November " ultimately his own decisions For my part I agreeTom Seeing Through the Eyes of the Polish Revolution gives an interview in the November of Outdoor Swimmer which discusses his surprise at some of the reactions to the book and further defends his original positionReally interesting read This is. Nly Living Boy in New York is a American drama film directed by Marc Webb and written by Allan Loeb The film stars Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon, Kiersey Clemons, and Jeff Bridges The film was released on August by Roadside Attractions and Studios, receivingenerally negative reviews Plot Thomas Webb is a recent college drop The Boy in the Plastic Bubble TV Movie IMDb The Boy in the Plastic Bubble: Directed by Randal Kleiser With John Travo. .