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The Art of Drowning

(2006)
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Rachel Doe is a shy accountant at a low ebb in life when she meets charismatic Ivy Schneider, nee Wiseman, at her evening class and her life changes for the better. Ivy is her polar oppositte: strong, six years her senior and the romantic survivor of drug addiction, homelessness and the death of her child. Ivy does menial shift work, beholden to no one, and she inspires life; as do her farming parents, with their ramshackle house and its swan-filled lake, the lake where Ivy's daughter drowned. As Rachel grows closer to them all she learns how Ivy came to be married to Carl, the son of a WWII prisoner, as well as the true nature of that marriage to a bullying and ambitious lawyer who has become a judge and who denies her access to her surviving child. Rachel wants justice for Ivy, but Ivy has another agenda and Rachel's naive sense of fair play is no match for the manipulative qualities in the Wisemen women.

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Hardback Editions

July 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Art Of Drowning - 1st Edition/1st Impression
Author(s): Frances Fyfield
ISBN: 0-316-72762-8 / 978-0-316-72762-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: TIME WARNER BOOKS UK
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2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Art of Drowning [Large Print]
Author(s): Frances Fyfield
ISBN: 1-4056-1488-9 / 978-1-4056-1488-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large Print
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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: The Art Of Drowning
Author(s): Frances Fyfield
ISBN: 0-7515-7371-X / 978-0-7515-7371-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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October 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Art Of Drowning
Author(s): Frances Fyfield
ISBN: 0-7515-3620-2 / 978-0-7515-3620-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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July 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Art of Drowning
Author(s): Frances Fyfield
ISBN: 0-316-72763-6 / 978-0-316-72763-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown
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October 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Art of Drowning
Author(s): Frances Fyfield
Publisher: Witness Impulse
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October 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Art Of Drowning
Author(s): Frances Fyfield
Publisher: Sphere
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October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Art Of Drowning
Author(s): Frances Fyfield
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK