Learning To Swim

Clare Chambers

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Cornerstone
4 August 2005
ISBN: 9780099277637
Paperback
384 pages

From the publisher

From the highly-acclaimed author of SMALL PLEASURES - longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021

Abigail Jex never expected to see any of the Radley household again.

The Radley's 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 Rad.

Abigail 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...


Praise for Clare Chambers:

'Modern, intelligently observed and highly original' Daily Mail

'This delicious novel is a joy from beginning to end - a perfect novel' Lisa Jewell

'Charming - A funny and moving story with a great deal of style' Sunday Telegraph

'A spirited account of growing up and falling in love' Good Housekeeping

'An intelligent and escapist read - well written, and very funny' Daily Express