The Swimmer: Quick Reads 2022

Graham Norton

Fiction · Great for: Less confident readers looking for an escape.

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A new novel from the acclaimed author and broadcaster Graham Norton, as part of Quick Reads 2022 and World Book Night.

Helen is a retired teacher living on the Irish coast. She enjoys the peace and quiet – despite the burden of Margaret, her unpleasant sister. Margaret arrived three years ago for a short holiday, but somehow managed to stay and worm her way into Helen’s life.

One day, Helen sees a man struggling in the sea and decides to investigate. She doesn’t quite know what it is, but something about it feels very strange…

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The Swimmer is written by Graham Norton, a national treasure and presenter of The Graham Norton Show on BBC1, a show on BBC Radio 2 every Saturday, and judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. This compelling and heart warming story is set on the beautiful Irish coast and follows Helen as her life is about to change...