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Swimming Home

Author: Maccoll, Mary-Rose

Publisher: Penguin Books

Format:Paperback
List Price:$16.00
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Swimming Home : London 1925: Fifteen-year-old Catherine Quick longs to feel once more the warm waters of her home, to strike out into the ocean off the Torres Strait Islands in Australia and swim, as she's done since she was a child. But now, orphaned and living with her aunt Louisa in London, Catherine feels that everything she values has been stripped away from her.

Louisa, a London surgeon who fought boldly for equality for women, holds strict views on the behavior of her young niece. She wants Catherine to pursue an education, just as she herself did. Catherine is rebellious, and Louisa finds it difficult to block painful memories from her past. It takes the enigmatic American banker Manfred Lear Black to convince Louisa to bring Catherine to New York where Catherine can train to become the first woman to swim the English Channel. And finally, Louisa begins to listen to what her own heart tells her.


Category   Subject
Fiction   Historical
Fiction   Literary
Fiction   Sports

ISBN 13:9780143129967
ISBN 10:0143129961
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:418
Size:8.04" l x 5.28" w x 0.94" h
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