Clare Chambers

Learning To Swim
  • Learning To Swim

  • Abigail Jex never expected to see any of the Radley household again. In dramatic contrast to her own conventional family, 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 ...

Clare Chambers was born in Croydon in 1966 and read English at Oxford. She wrote her first novel, Uncertain Terms, during a year in New Zealand, after which she worked as an editor for a London publisher. She is also the author of In A Good Light, Back Trouble, A Dry Spell and Learning to Swim, which won the 1999 Parker Romantic Novel of the Year award. She lives in Kent with her husband and three children.