In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Winner, People's Choice Award, Queensland Literary Awards
'A bittersweet, touching novel that ends with an uplifting element of hope.' --Monique Mulligan
It's 1925 and fifteen-year-old Catherine Quick longs to swim once more in the warm waters of her tropical island home. But in London, where she now lives with her aunt Louisa, Catherine feels that everything she values has been stripped away.
Louisa, a busy, confident London surgeon, holds definite views on the behaviour of her young niece, but since Catherine's arrival Louisa's every step seems to be wrong. Louisa is troubled by painful memories from her past.
It takes the influence of enigmatic American banker to convince Louisa to come to New York to join the first women in the world to swim the English Channel. It is here, unexpectedly, that Louisa can finally listen to what her own heart tells her.
'Captivating, highly recommended' --The Age
'MacColl succeeds in bringing all the various places to life . . . A highly engaging read.' --Historical Novel Society