Claire shares the classic novels that served as inspiration during her writing process, from authors including Jean Rhys to J.P. Hartley.
A family mystery centred around a disappearance. How well can anyone outside a marriage know what is really going on? Read on for an excerpt from award-winning Claire Fuller's second novel, Swimming Lessons
Claire Fuller was born in Oxfordshire, England, in 1967. She gained a degree in sculpture from Winchester School of Art, but went on to have a long career in marketing and didn't start writing until she was forty. She has written three former novels: Our Endless Numbered Days, which won the Desmond Elliott Prize, Swimming Lessons, which was shortlisted for the RSL Encore Award, and Bitter Orange. She has an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Winchester and lives in Hampshire with her husband and two children.