The Island Swimmer

The Island Swimmer

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 15/02/2024
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The Island Swimmer
Compelling family drama
The Island Swimmer was an enjoyable read, exploring the community and family dynamics on a Scottish island as main character Evie returns home for the firs... READ MORE
Michelle, Chesterfield


When Evie's father falls desperately ill, she finally returns to the family home on Orkney and the wild landscape she left as a teenager, swearing never to return. Not everyone is happy at her arrival, particularly her estranged sister Liv, their relationship broken after a childhood trauma. As Evie clears out her father's neglected house to prepare it for sale, lonely Evie finds herself drawn to a group of cold-water swimmers led by her old friend Freya, who find calmness beneath the waves. Together they help Evie face up to the mistakes in her past, unlocking a treasure of truths that will reverberate through the community, and shake her family to its core. Inspired by her passion for the Orkney islands and its people, The Island Swimmer is the captivating debut novel about the importance of being true to yourself from broadcaster Lorraine Kelly.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781398714458
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 580g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 40 mm

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The Island Swimmer
Lorraine Kelly's first novel
Two things made me want to read this book. One was the cover; it just drew me in. The second thing was the author. I don’t live in the U.K. but I am well a... READ MORE
joyce nussbaum
The Island Swimmer
Wholesome-ness in a novel.
If you are searching for a good read; one with family dynamics, twists and turns- but is warming, a reminder of love’s importance, ultimately keeping you h... READ MORE
Sophie Gordon
The Island Swimmer
Fantastic, and only half way through! A must read
Brilliantly written, read half the book and just can’t wait to carry on.
Dale Alderton
The Island Swimmer
I really enjoyed reading this book thirst book by Lorraine Kelly I have read quite a moving story