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The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Circle

The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Circle 1

by Sophie Green
Paperback
Publication Date: 28/04/2020
3/5 Rating 1 Reviews
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The author of treasured Australian bestseller The Inaugural Meeting of The Fairvale Ladies Book Club returns with a novel perfect for your book club

It's 1982 in Australia. The Man From Snowy River is a box office hit and Paul Hogan is on the TV.

In a seaside suburb, housewife Theresa takes up swimming. She wants to get fit; she also wants a few precious minutes to herself. So at sunrise each day she strikes out past the waves.

From the same beach, the widowed Marie swims. With her husband gone, bathing is the one constant in her new life.

After finding herself in a desperate situation, 25-year-old Leanne only has herself to rely on. She became a nurse to help others, even as she resists help herself.

Elaine has recently moved from England. Far from home and without her adult sons, her closest friend is a gin bottle.

In the waters of Shelly Bay, these four women find each other. They will survive bluebottle stings and heartbreak; they will laugh so hard they swallow water, and they will plunge their tears into the ocean's salt. They will find solace and companionship, and learn that love takes many forms.

Most of all, they will cherish their friendship, each and every day.

ISBN:
9780733644696
9780733644696
Category:
Historical Fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
28-04-2020
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
448
Dimensions (mm):
130x197x30mm
Weight:
0.32kg

"A tender, heartwarming read"
New Idea

"An upbeat story about suburban life and female solidarity"
Spectrum

"A delightful novel about the power of female friendship"
Sunday Age

"Reading this book was like snuggling beneath a warm beach towel after a bracing dip in the ocean."
Joanna Nell

Sophie Green

Sophie Green writes children's fiction and short stories. She has a degree in zoology and an interest in folklore. She was born and still lives in Suffolk and works as a children's librarian in the public library service.

Her first novel The Last Giant was shortlisted for the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition in 2011. Her short stories have been highly commended for the Bridport Prize 2012, longlisted for BBC Opening Lines in 2013 and 2015 and won second prize in Words with Jam in 2014. Her story Potkin and Stubbs was recently shortlisted for the Bath Children's Novel Award.

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Customer Reviews

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3 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • Why didn't you tell me it was out of stock?

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    :: Spoiler Alert ::

    I am so disappointed this book took 6 weeks to arrive at my aunt Cara's home. I ordered it for her when she went into hospital. A&R did not inform me it could not be supplied immediately. This is not good enough.

    Its a charming story, very light 'chick lit'.