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Swimming home

Author: Mary-Rose MacColl
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017. ©2015
Series: Thorndike Press large print clean reads.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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From the author of the international bestseller In Falling Snow, a beautifully written, heartwarming novel of a young woman swimmer in 1925 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sports stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary-Rose MacColl
ISBN: 9781432843786 1432843788
OCLC Number: 995630351
Description: 557 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print clean reads.
Responsibility: Mary-Rose MacColl.

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From the author of the international bestseller In Falling Snow, a beautifully written, heartwarming novel of a young woman swimmer in 1925 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.

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