Swimming Home

Swimming Home

eBook - 2017
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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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Publishing Group, 2017
ISBN: 9781101993507
1101993502
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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ontherideau Jul 02, 2017

A story well told, the life of a female athlete in 1925 with some predictable family drama.
Imagine getting on a plane with canvas chairs nailed to the floor and a bucket in the back for a bathroom?!

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