Swimming Home : A Novel

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Paperback -Fifteen-year-old Catherine Quick longs to feel once more the warm ocean waters of her Torres Strait island home to Australia’s north. Now living in London with her aunt Louisa after her father’s sudden death, Catherine has learned that despite their hard-won battles for the vote, in 1925 female swimming is frowned upon. Louisa, who fought in those battles for freedom, is now a busy doctor. Swimming is frivolous as far as she’s concerned, a chance for men to ogle half-naked women. Louisa wants better for Catherine — education is the key to choice and security … Catherine and Louisa meet wealthy and enigmatic American banker Man Lear Black and embark on a journey: Catherine to join the fledgling Women’s Swimming Association in New York and to make an attempt on conquering the English Channel; and Louisa to find the self she lost twenty years before. Both are finding their own way home … Mary-Rose MacColl’s In Falling Snow told the story of the extraordinary women doctors who took a hospital to France in World War I. The women of Swimming Home are just as extraordinary, their passion and gift to the world is swimming as we know it today. An homage to the human spirit and the enduring power of water to heal us, Swimming Home is an entrancing novel …

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9781760113315

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