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Swimming Lessons

by Claire Fuller

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Family Drama eBooks of the Month Literary Fiction

Swimming Lessons Synopsis

***SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ENCORE AWARD 2018*** The second novel from the author of Our Endless Numbered Days, which won the 2015 Desmond Elliott Prize and was a 2016 Richard and Judy Book Club Pick. 'Gil Coleman looked down from the window and saw his dead wife standing on the pavement below.' Gil's wife, Ingrid has been missing, presumed drowned, for twelve years. A possible sighting brings their children, Nan and Flora, home. Together they begin to confront the mystery of their mother. Is Ingrid dead? Or did she leave? And do the letters hidden within Gil's books hold the answer to the truth behind his marriage, a truth hidden from everyone including his own children? 'Thrilling, transporting, delicately realised and held together by a sophisticated sense of suspense...more than matches the power of Fuller's debut... Powerful, pleasing and pleasurable.' Sunday Times

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780241976371
Publication date: 1st February 2018
Author: Claire Fuller
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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Swimming Lessons Press Reviews

'Claire Fuller has captured love in its fullest form, nursed on betrayal and regret and guilt ... Swimming Lessons is so smoothly, beautifully written, and the human failures here are heartbreaking.' David Vann

'Bewitching and page-turning ... an extraordinarily smart and satisfying read.' Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife

'Extraordinary...From the opening sentence it is gripping...Fuller writes with a singing simplicity that finds beauty amid the terror...might well have you crying out for more.' Sunday Times on Our Endless Numbered Days

'Bewitching...a rivetingly dark tale...spellbinding.' Sunday Express on Our Endless Numbered Days

'Fuller handles the tension masterfully in this grown-up thriller of a fairytale, full of clues, questions and intrigue.' The Times on Our Endless Numbered Days

Fuller's twisted tale is compulsive, treading the fine line between charming and sinister. With its disturbing twist, Our Endless Numbered Days could well become a classic.' Stylist, 'Book Wars on Our Endless Numbered Days

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ISBN: 9780241976371
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780241252154
Publication date: 26/01/2017
Format: Hardback

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About Claire Fuller

Claire Fuller lives in Winchester. She is a director of a marketing agency specializing in marketing communications. She is also an artist and sculptor and has had several short stories published. Our Endless Numbered Days is her first novel. Author photo © Adrian Harvey Claire Fuller is our Putting Authors in the Picture feature for May 2019. Click here to read more about her author journey on our blog.

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