The Resource Swimming home, Mary-Rose MacColl

Swimming home, Mary-Rose MacColl

Label
Swimming home
Title
Swimming home
Statement of responsibility
Mary-Rose MacColl
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The lone swimmer, turning over now to switch to a perfectly executed back crawl, wasn't Oxford or Cambridge, wasn't a man. It was a woman, a girl. It was Catherine. Of course it was Catherine...It's 1925 and 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 and swim, as she's done since she was a tiny child. But now, with her recent move to London where she lives with her aunt Louisa, Catherine feels that everything she values has been stripped away...Louisa, a busy, confident London surgeon who fought boldly for equality for women, holds definite views on the behaviour of her young niece. She wants Catherine to pursue an education, just as she did, to ensure her future freedom. Since Catherine arrived, however, Louisa's every step seems to be wrong and she is finding it harder and harder to block painful memories from her past...It takes the influence of enigmatic American banker Manfred Lear Black to convince Louisa to come to New York where Catherine can test her mettle against the first women in the world to swim the English Channel. And where, unexpectedly, Louisa can finally listen to what her own heart tells her...Like Mary-Rose MacColl's bestselling novel, In Falling Snow, Swimming Home tells a story of ordinary women who became extraordinary
Summary
It's 1925 and 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 and swim, as she's done since she was a tiny child. But now, with her recent move to London where she lives with her aunt Louisa, Catherine feels that everything she values has been stripped away
Award
Queensland Literary Awards, Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year, 2016.
Awards note
Queensland Literary Awards Winner 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10541013
Cataloging source
QBCL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacColl, Mary-Rose
Dewey number
  • 823.4
  • 823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Novel
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Australian fiction
  • Swimming
  • Aunts
  • Nineteen twenties
  • Family secrets
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Women swimmers
  • London (England)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Swimming home, Mary-Rose MacColl
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055164292
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9781760113315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)919218313
Label
Swimming home, Mary-Rose MacColl
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055164292
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9781760113315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)919218313

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