‘The Swimmer’ is a gripping, captivating novel about love, loss and what home really means.
Forty-three year old Ria is used to being alone. As a child, her life changed forever with the death of her beloved father and since then, she has struggled to find love.That is, until she discovers the swimmer.
Ben is a young illegal immigrant from Sri Lanka who has arrived in Norfolk via Moscow. Awaiting a decision from the Home Office on his asylum application, he is discovered by Ria as he takes a daily swim in the river close to her house. He is twenty years her junior and theirs is an unconventional but deeply moving romance, defying both boundaries and cultures – and the xenophobic residents of Orford. That is, until tragedy occurs.
Praise for Brixton Beach: -
”'Rich and satisfying” - The Times
”'An ambitious, lyrical novel, distinguished by its refusal to offer false consolation” - Times Literary Supplement
”'Richly characterised, elegantly modulated and deeply moving” - Daily Mail
”'A vividly sensitive writer” - Independent
”'Three remarkable novels” - Guardian
Praise for Mosquito and Bone China: -
”'The prose is as polished and pictorial as an intricate piece of china” - Independent on Sunday
”'One of those rich, nourishing family sagas that seizes the imagination.” - The Times
”'Mosquito…announced a fresh lyrical talent” - Guardian
”'Readers of this novel cannot fail to be moved” - Spectator