Swimming for Beginners
The emotional and uplifting new read of 2023
by Nicola Gill
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Pub Date 14 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 18 Aug 2023
'Eleanor Oliphant meets About a Boy' - Gillian Harvey
'A beautiful read full of heart and depth’ Nina Pottell, Prima Magazine
Swimming for Beginners will show you how a child can open your heart even if you aren't a mother.
Loretta has life under control.
She's good at avoiding things that make her uncomfortable, she's chasing a big promotion at work, and she's marrying a man whose five-year plan aligns perfectly with her own.
Children do not come into the mix.
This all changes, however, when a stranger in an airport asks Loretta to keep an eye on her sleeping six-year-old, Phoebe. The stranger never comes back.
Loretta knows that Phoebe's life will change forever from that moment. But so will hers.
This strange little person in fairy wings will turn Loretta's world upside down and cause her to question everything she knows about herself.
Dive into Nicola Gill's heart-warming and relatable journey into the power of a child's love and its ability to transcend motherhood.
Early praise for Nicola Gill:
'Brilliantly funny, incredibly touching and so relatable.’ Louise Hare, author of This Lovely City
‘Please meet my new favourite book.' Jessica Ryn, author of The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside
'Heartbreaking and life-affirming, an absolute must read’ Tim Ewins, author of We Are Animals
‘Swimming for Beginners is the perfect summer read. It’s funny, smart and will break your heart a little (and put it back together again).' - Eleni Kyriacou, author of She Came to Stay and The Unspeakable Acts of Zina Pavlou
‘From the moment we met Phoebe in her fairy wings and sparkly boots, this book swam away with my heart.' - Eleanor Ray, author of Everything is Beautiful
‘Brilliantly observed – a touching story about finding love in the most unlikely of places’
Gillian Harvey, author of Perfect on Paper
‘Brilliantly funny, incredibly touching and so relatable.' - Louise Hare, author of This Lovely City
‘So much heart on each beautifully written page and one to read again and again’ - Jessica Ryn, author of The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside
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