Tumble Turns by Shane Gould
by Shane Gould
HarperCollins, 1999, [First Edition], ISBN 0732267617, colour and black and white photographic plates, black and white illustrations, hardcover, dust-jacket
Near Fine Condition, a little rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions or markings, minor indentation to front side edge, dust-jacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing to edges and corners (see photographs)
"Shane Gould blazed her way into sporting history, breaking eleven world swimming records and winning five Olympic medals in Munich in 1972, yet her career lasted just three years. At 13, she became a household name; at 16 she retired and almost disappeared.
From her beginnings as a swimming prodigy up to the present, Tumble Turns is the moving and courageous story of Shane's attempt to forge a normal life for herself and her family, far away from the trappings and temptations of sporting superstardom. It's the story of her tumble turns, her twists and changes of direction - from her swimming triumphs and the struggles of raising her children in the Western Australian bush, to marriage breakdown and her recent return to the media spotlight."