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The Swimmer

(2010)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
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.

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Hardback Editions

January 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Swimmer
Author(s): Roma Tearne
ISBN: 0-7531-8762-0 / 978-0-7531-8762-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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January 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Swimmer
Author(s): Roma Tearne
ISBN: 0-00-730157-X / 978-0-00-730157-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Collins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Swimmer
Author(s): Roma Tearne
ISBN: 0-7531-8763-9 / 978-0-7531-8763-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Swimmer
Author(s): Roma Tearne
ISBN: 0-00-730159-6 / 978-0-00-730159-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Collins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Swimmer
Author(s): Roma Tearne
ISBN: 0-00-730158-8 / 978-0-00-730158-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperPress
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

October 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Swimmer
Author(s): Roma Tearne
ISBN: 0-85735-105-2 / 978-0-85735-105-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Swimmer
Author(s): Roma Tearne
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Swimmer
Author(s): Roma Tearne
Publisher: William Collins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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