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Learning To Swim Abigail Jex never expected to see any of the Radley household again In dramatic contrast to her own conventional family, the Radleys were extraordinary, captivating creatures transplanted from a bohemian corner of North London to outer suburbia, and the young Abigail found herself drawn into their magic circle the eccentric Frances, her new best friend Frances mother, the liberated, headstrong Lexi and of course the brilliant, beautiful RadAbigail thought she d banished the ghost of her life with them and the catastrophe that ended it, but thirteen years later a chance encounter forces her to acknowledge that the spell is far from broken



10 thoughts on “Learning To Swim

  1. says:

    Fab, fab, fab Such a lovely, well written, witty story And, so far, not available in the US Order it from the UK If you like Barbara Trapido or Kate Atkison, you ll like this This is one of my all time favorite novels, and I can t say enough good things about it.Check out the raves onhere Fab, fab, fab Such a lovely, well written, witty story And, so far, not availabl


  2. says:

    Clare s gift for storytelling and her quirky but incredibly accessible style make her novels a sheer joy to read She has a talent for creating characters who are not only lifelike and eccentric, but immensely believable, and who have stayed with me long after I closed the book Learning to Swim is farthan a novel of first love It s a story about individuality, family secret


  3. says:

    I fell in love with this book I adored the bohemian characters, the way the writer picks up on the minutiae of life and how she captures the painfully awkward teenage years I think it help reading this when I was in my thirties, that way you can really empathise with how life turns out for some of the characters.


  4. says:

    The cover doesn t do this book justice highly recommended for readers of Barbara Trapido and Kate Atkinson.


  5. says:

    4 review Quirky book, follows a formula I have seen before shy quiet lonely person gets drawn into a colourful family, and eventually they are treated as a member of the family, before some tragedy results in their total ejection and rejection But does it well, and the ending, whilst unlikely, satisfies.Thank you to Nicki for the loan of the book.Actually, on reflection, I am downgrading


  6. says:

    I really enjoyed reading this I wasn t glued to the book wanting to know what would happen next instead I read it slowly as though savouring a good wine Clare Chambers s writing reads so effortlessly, it s like you re reading something you wrote yourself, as she adds some thoughts about life that you ll probably identify with I found a lot of parallels with In a good light , the 1st novel I r


  7. says:

    Total feel good book for me I was travelling and someone left this completely dog earred and battered copy in one of the hostels we stayed in I remember as I finished it it fell apart I looked for it for ages at home but as I could not remember the author wasn t easy Anyway, enjoyed the book identified with the slightly nerdy main character and found her really funny Plus reading it reminds me of


  8. says:

    I really enjoyed this book Clare Chambers is excellent at character and story development This was sent in England in the 70s and 80s and dealt with childhood and family relationships Very well done.


  9. says:

    Not a bad book just soooo slow I ll come back to it another time maybe It s well written, just nothing happens www.bestsellerbooklist.co.uk Not a bad book just soooo slow I ll come back to it another time maybe It s well written, just nothing happens www.bestsellerbooklist.co.uk


  10. says:

    An unusual story that kept me hooked until the end


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