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Paperback:Swimming lessons /:2018 Swimming lessons /
Author: Fuller, Claire.
Publication year: 2018
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0241976375 9780241976371 (pbk):
Originally published: London: Fig Tree, 2017.
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?
Pages 295 pages ; 20 cm.
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Hardback:Swimming lessons:2017.
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Ingrid tells the story of her relationship with Gil through a series of letters which she leaves hidden in his books.What starts as a love affair between a student with her university lecturer & author of "A Man of Pleasure" becomes a passionate & troubled marriage. Through the letters which become more compelling the more you read she reveals her secrets and inner most thoughts, we learn the significance of a single baby bootee & the cockerel. The last letter is written just before her disappearance leaving Nan and Flora with Gil, is she dead? Did Gil see her one last time or was she a figment do his imagination? Go back to the beginning and read the prologue again after the epilogue. Beautifully written it has everything betrayal, regret, guilt. I don't want to give anything away which might spoil what was for me a very enjoyable read.
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