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Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
  

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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?

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Synopsis

Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

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.'

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

About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th January 2017

Author

Claire Fuller

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Author's Website

clairefuller.co.uk/
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Publisher

Fig Tree an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
304 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780241252154

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