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Swimming home / Mary-Rose MacColl
Bib ID 8033645
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
MacColl, Mary-Rose, 1961-, author
 
Description Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2019 
©2015 
391 pages ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 9781760295028 (paperback)
Notes

"It's 1925 and fifteen-year-old Catherine Quick longs to swim once more the warm waters of her tropical island home. But in London, where she now lives with her aunt Louisa, Catherine feels that everything she values has been stripped away. Louisa, a busy, confident London surgeon, hold definite views on the behaviour of her young niece, but since Catherine's arrival Louisa's every step seems to be wrong. Louisa is troubled by painful memoroes from her past. It takes the influence of an enigmatic American banker to convince Lousia and Catherine to come to New York to join the first women in the world to swim the English Channel. It is here, unexpectedly, that Louisa can finally listen to what her own heart tells her." --Book cover.

Awards Queensland Literary Awards Winner 2016. 
Subjects Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.  |  Australian fiction -- 21st century.  |  Family secrets -- Fiction.  |  Domestic fiction.  |  Historical fiction.  |  Thursday Island (Qld.) Fiction.  |  Swimming -- Fiction.  |  Women swimmers -- Fiction.  |  London (England) -- Fiction.  |  New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.

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