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The Resource Swimming home : a novel, Mary-Rose MacColl

Swimming home : a novel, Mary-Rose MacColl

Label
Swimming home : a novel
Title
Swimming home
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mary-Rose MacColl
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacColl, Mary-Rose
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women swimmers
  • Teenage girls
  • Aunts
  • Nineteen twenties
Label
Swimming home : a novel, Mary-Rose MacColl
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
418 p.
Isbn
9780143129967
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 251580
  • 852515
Label
Swimming home : a novel, Mary-Rose MacColl
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
418 p.
Isbn
9780143129967
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 251580
  • 852515

Library Locations

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      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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