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(Swimming Home) [E–pub] à Mary–Rose MacColl

Four and a half starsLouisa is an independent career WOMAN AND BUSY SURGEON IN LONDON AS SUCH SHE and busy surgeon in London As such she the inability to deal with some of the diseases that back in 1925 were life threatening Conditions for those who are oor only add to the difficulties of those suffering diseases such as scarlet fever How times have changed These days scarlet fever can be dealt with by a course of antibioticsOn the other side of the world Catherine is enjoying life in her island home cared for by a loving father Harry Louisa s brother and the dark skinned Islander Florence Then without warning life changes for both of them After her brother s sudden death Louisa who has fought valiantly for euality for women is confronted with caring for Catherine But what Louisa thinks is best for Catherine is vastly different to what 15 year old Catherine wants Even though I am not into swimming which is a major art of this book I found this story drawing me in compelling me to read it The settings are interesting as are the characters While I may not have agreed with their choices and I was horrified by some I liked these characters I found them complex and easy to relate to Often their intentions were good while their actions had different conseuences to what they anticipated The story shows how deceit can build up a web of lies that can affect than just the erson erpetuating the lie This was a book I couldn t wait to get back to to see how issues were resolved I enjoyed Mary Rose MacColl s earlier book but I enjoyed this one a little I can heartily recommend this bookIt will be interesting to see what this author writes next Thanks to The Reading Room an Allen Unwin for my ARC copy to read and review Mary Rose MacColl is one of my favourite writers and has recently taken a turn towards historical fiction In Falling SnowSwimming Home is a novel of beautiful sensory delights We feel full colour ueensland humidity and grey London cold we feel wet and dry we smell coconut and chlorine Reading it was luxuriating in the sensual even though at no oint was I looking at anything other than black marks on a white age It was a kind of magic spellAnd within this world the characters came alive Louisa who is so clever and always does the right thing until she does the wrong thing so breath takingly that we can only feel worried for her Catherine who is as simple and determined as only the very young can be Manfred Lear Black who has his own reasons for knowing his wealth does not eual his happiness Florence Nellie Michael all full bodied creations and all responsible for a few tears each as their lives unfolded across the agesBut what I loved best about this novel was the way that it took seriously the meaning of women s lives Women s lives lived not just as small things but as rolling horizons out in the world New York London the Torres STRAIT THIS STORY GIVES US BOTH This story gives us both and scope mirroring the movement between what is shown in the book on the ground in the water and from the air Top notch historical fiction from a writer at the top of her game It s 1925 and 15 year old Catherine s is sent to live in London with her Aunt Louisa after her father died She lived with her father on an island off the northeast shore of Australia Catherine misses swimming with her best friend Michael in the ocean off her island While in London she takes up a dare and swims across the Thames She is noticed by a rich American banker who wants to take her to New York and train her to swim the English Channel Her aunt and guardian Louisa approves the move and Catherine trains for her swim across the English Channel Does she make it No spoilers here I enjoyed this book The writer needs a bit Sharon, Lois and Brams Skinnamarink polish but it all seems to work You need to incorporate a suspension of disbelief when the rich American banker not only bankrolls Catherine but also bankrolls Louisa s medical clinic for theoor in London There is a historic basis for the book The concept of women swimming competitively was new in the early 20th Century In 1926 on her second attempt 19 year old Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the 21 miles from Dover England to Cape Griz Nez across the English Channel which separates Great Britain from the northwestern tip of France Swimming Home is the sixth novel by Mary Rose MacColl her That Noble Dream previous book In Falling Snow was a favourite read of mine in 2012Exploring the themes of family belonging regret and redemption Swimming Home is a gracious and engaging novelWhen fifteen year old Catherine is orphaned her aunt Dr Louisa uick insists she abandons her idyllic island home in the Torres Strait and move with her to London An independent and busy surgeon Louisa is determined torovide her niece with the opportunity to become a well educated and successful young lady b I received this book from The Reading Room and Allen Unwin to Review It S With Many It s with many that I do so I really enjoyed this book and I give it a sol. The lone swimmer turning over now to switch to a erfectly 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 CatherineIt's 1925 and fifteen year old Catherine uick longs to feel once 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 with her recent move to London where she lives Swimming Home

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Ine the opportunity she so desperately the chance swim He Convinces Catherine Come Catherine to come New York and go up some of America s best female swimmers He s convinced that she could be the first woman to successfully swim the English Channel and he s willing to rovide the financial backing for her attempt But is it simply an innocent interest in finding a champion or does he have deeper motivesSwimming Home is the latest novel from bestselling author Mary Rose MacColl and it gives the reader three very different settings an island in the Torres Strait off the coast of the northern tip of Australia London and then New York Catherine grew up the daughter of a doctor who worked on a remote island in the Torres Strait She learned to swim in the open water at an incredibly young age and it s something that shapes her entire life as are her relationships with her father s native housekeeper who has cared for Catherine since the death of her mother when she was a toddler as well as the housekeeper s son Michael On the island the relationships are different although the native Torres Straight Islanders do not escape having their children taken to be fostered out among white families in order to see them raised Japanese Etiquette properly andut to workWhen Catherine is 14 her father dies leaving her an orphan He makes his sister Catherine s Aunt Louisa her guardian someone Catherine has only seen once when she was a young child Unmarried Louisa is a busy surgeon not at all sure of how to raise a teenage girl Still she does her family duty and travels to the islands to bring Catherine back to England seemingly unaware just how reluctant Catherine is to leave her home and move somewhere so utterly removed from everything she has ever known To be honest I thought Louisa although clueless about adolescents did show uite a bit of shortsightedness here thinking that enrolling Catherine in good school where she would be very unlikely to fit in especially immediately would be the answer to Catherine s development I understand where she was coming from and her thoughts on how to raise Catherine a girl who had been left to really kind of go wild from an English The Cowboy and His Baby point of view But she really seems very oblivious to the fact that the girl has had so much change in her life and she s miserable She s had the things andeople she loves most taken from her and she s moved to a Secure Location place that s the virtual opposite of everything she s ever known Louisa is very busy and she has trouble actually sitting down and talking to Catherine as Catherine sresence stirs up memories for her It s Louisa s housekeeper Nellie who understands how lonely and out of The Everyday Witch (Beatrice Bailey, place Catherine feels When Catherine swims the Thames she is asked to leave her exclusive school but it also in its own way is the catalyst for theresentation of opportunityI really enjoyed reading about Catherine as a character her unusual upbringing her difficulty in fitting in once she moved to England and her devotion to swimming For Catherine it wasn t just a ast time it was a necessity Something she reuired for her mental well being it was almost as much a art of her life as breathing And not just swimming but the sort of open water swimming she had grown up with Training in a tank in New York attempting to adapt her stroke to what her coach wanted wasn t enough to satisfy the craving in her to just get out on the water and swim I loved the Reign of Ash (The Chosen part of the book devoted to swimming and the move towards the first woman being able to swim the English Channel As someone who cannot really swim bit embarrassing being an Australian the idea of swimming such a distance is mind boggling The fatigue the cold the sheer length of time it takes it s amazing that someone of Catherine s age withretty much no formal training could be considered for such a featThere are a few mysteries and twists in this book which are really interesting So interesting in fact that I d have loved to read about the time before Catherine was born The upbringing of Louisa and her medical studies and what happened to her would ve been good to read about in greater detail as well as Catherine s Bred by the Beastmen (Bred by the Beastmen parents marriage There could ve been a deeper delving into the island life of the early 1900 s especially what it was like when herarents first arrived there I really could ve read a lot in this settingSwimming Home is a beautifully written story of a girl who just wants the freedom to go home to be with the Fline en Lingerie people she loves and do what she loves I did really like the way in which the relationship between Louisa and Catherine evolved even though they did spent uite a bit of time apart Louisa makes some difficult choices sometimes you can see where she s coming from and why she might do it but you can also see that it s going to make things even difficult between her and Catherine and from those differentlaces they have to come together and reach an understanding air the secrets between them Mories from her astIt 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 herLike Mary Rose MacColl's bestselling novel In Falling Snow Swimming Home tells a story of ordinary women who became extraordina. Id 4 stars It took me a long time to come to like Louisa a surgeon in London who devotes her entire life to helping the oor but didn t have much compassion for her young niece although that did develop along the way Catherine the young niece looses her family and is taken from the only island home she has known and loved Sadly what Louisa wants in life for Catherine is different to what Catherine wantsThis book set in a time after the first war has been done very well You know and are drawn back to 1925 very convincingly Although I m not into swimming it s just something that has always been there for holidays and kids swimming carnivals the book did get me thinking as to how difficult it was for women to get into swimming back then Not something that had ever crossed my mind before and the way eople thought about women swimming The Scot professionally in that timeeriod was astoundingIf you Spring Snow pick up this book make sure you have a good chance to get into it as I found at the beginning it goes fromresent to The Greatest Victory past and when Iut the book down struggled to work out where I was again But after that and when sticking to the resent it flows better then And with a couple of twists and turns by the end that I didn t expect I found this a really good compelling read Thanks to The Reading Room an Allen Unwin for my ARC copy to read and review My favourite aspect of Mary Rose MacColl s Swimming Home was its sensual imagery I could smell the tropical sea hear the clang and clatter of early 20th century New York and feel the chill of a London spring MacColl s love of swimming ervades every Fates Monolith (MacLomain, page and descriptions of the activity are beautifully rendered Her extensive research adds authenticity but never takes over the story Female empowerment through education and employment opportunity is a central theme of the story It is a sobering reminder of how restricted women s lives were at the time and the sacrifices many endured to do work that they loved and believed important An evocative enthralling read Highly recommended Great heartfelt historical novel This is my first novel by Mary Rose MacColl but will not be my last Her mastery of allowing you to see hear smell and feel This is a historical fiction that takeslace in London England in 1925 Catherine is a 15 year old girl that as loss so much and was sent to London to live with her Aunt but all she want is to go back to Australia and swim I loved learning about the time eriod and following this hard headed 15 year old girl This was a great book I find myself drawn to books about water and swimming and I had an abundance Of Both In This BookCatherine Grew Up In An Idyllic both in this bookCatherine grew up in an idyllic in the Torres Strait with her father her mother having died when she was an infant Following the death of her father Catherine now 15 years moves to London to be with her aunt Through her young life Catherine had loved swimming and this continued with Catherine training and competing in the USA before attempting to swim the English Channel You ll have to read the book to see if she makes itCatherine is a very likeable character and one you want to come out on top and be happy Her aunt Louisa infuriated me and I really couldn t stand her for much of the book Having such a visceral reaction to her was a sign to me of a well drawn character There is a lot acked into this book thematically Suffrage secrets relationships what makes someone kin A Family Scandal pressure the role of media The theme I found most interesting was the focus on suffrage and the difference in how women approached this Louisa a doctor was aioneer in her field and was a strong advocate of women s rights However she didn t understand or have empathy for women who were fighting for euality in areas other than employment for example sport swimmingWhat really shines for me with this book though were the scenes set on Thursday Island I could smell the coconut and the salt water I could feel the sun beating and see it glinting in the water These scenes were contrasted with Catherine s experience of London I can t speak highly enough of those scenes set on Thursday Island they were incredibly evocative and I wish there had been With thanks to the ublisher and Goodreads First Reads for this copy to read and review It s 1925 and after an Idyllic Childhood Growing Up childhood growing up the Torres Strait Islands learning to swim in the clear warm waters Catherine finds herself an orphan and living with her aunt in England She s miserable trapped in a school where she doesn t fit in where she hasn t been raised the same way as the other girls She can t swim something she has lived for as long as she can remember Her aunt Louisa is a busy doctor and she holds views on the way Catherine needs to behave now The time for running wild on the island is over she needs to grow up into a well rounded young woman who now has the opportunity to do anything to be anythingA chance meeting with rich American Manfred Lear Black gives Cather. Ith her aunt Louisa Catherine feels that everything she values has been stripped awayLouisa a busy confident London surgeon who fought boldly for euality for women holds definite views on the behaviour of her young niece She wants Catherine to ursue 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 ainful me. ,


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