Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the World

By Caitlin Davies

A tale of love, betrayal and swimming based on the true stories of champion Victorian women.

You can help make Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the World. Choose a reward below to show your support and have your name printed in the book.
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Digital Daisy Belle Patron

EBook edition
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$20  + shipping
137 pledges

Paperback Patron

1st edition paperback, and ebook edition
$30  + shipping
30 pledges

Super Patron Paperback (Early Bird Discount)

Special Early Bird price. 1st edition paperback, ebook edition and your name in the list of Super Patrons in the front of the book.

30 available.

$35  + shipping
37 pledges

Super Patron Paperback

1st edition paperback, ebook edition and your name in the list of Super Patrons in the front of the book.
$40  + shipping
5 pledges

Magazine Special

Your very own copy of Outdoor Swimmer Magazine, the world’s leading magazine for adventurous swimmers plus everything at the Paperback Patron level.

Limited (only 20 available)

$55  + shipping
7 pledges

Victorian Postcards

A unique set of 5 postcards featuring Victorian swimmers, plus everything at the Paperback Patron level.
$60  + shipping
1 pledge

Collectors' Specials

A 1932 souvenir programme for the Highgate Diving Club, the first professional British diving club plus everything at the Paperback Patron level.

Only one available.

$60  + shipping
7 pledges

Book Bundle

3 copies of the 1st edition paperback, ebook edition and your name in the list of Patrons in the back of the book.
$65  + shipping
1 pledge

First Class Certificate

A beautifully decorated, original 1934 London Schools Swimming Association First Class Certificate plus everything at the Paperback Patron level.

Only one available.

$100  + shipping
1 pledge

Taking The Waters: limited edition

Rare, out of print collector’s edition of Taking the Waters: A Swim Around Hampstead Heath. Plus a Daisy Belle Paperback Patron level.

Limited (3 only)

$130  + shipping
8 pledges

Launch Party at the Hampstead Ponds

Two 1st edition paperbacks, ebook edition, your name printed in the list of Super Patrons in the front of the book. Plus an invitation for two to the launch party, to be held at the Mixed Pond on Hampstead Heath, north London.

Limited. Only 10 available.

$260  + shipping
2 pledges

Daisy Belle Book Club Edition

Ten first editions of the paperback for members of your book club, plus a personally written list of questions and themes to discuss, and up to ten names printed in the list of Patrons in the back of the book.
$390  + shipping
1 pledge

Name Daisy Belle's Dog

Name Daisy Belle’s family’s dog, a greyhound that lives in her father’s public house The Crown and Cushion. Plus a everything at the Paperback Patron level. Suitable names only, please!

One available.

$455  + shipping

Daisy Belle Illustrated Talk

A 45-minute illustrated talk on the historical background to Daisy Belle, followed by a 15-minute Q&A, ideal for a book club, library or school. You provide the venue and audience (no limit on numbers). Plus 10 x Paperback Patron level. London only.

Only one available.

$520  + shipping

Daisy Belle Walking Tour

A one-hour historical walking tour of the Hampstead Heath ponds plus everything at the Super Patron Paperback level. Travel not included. An informal guide, to be held on a mutually agreed date.

Limited numbers (6 only)

$1,290  + shipping

Super Aquatic Patron

Your name printed in the front of the book, a personal dedication thanking you for supporting the project, plus 5 x Paperback Patron levels, a collectible, out of print edition of Taking the Waters: A Swim Around Hampstead Heath, and tickets for two to the launch party at the Mixed Pond on Hampstead Heath, north London.

Only one available.

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