Author Catriona Child at South Queensferry Library

The sporting gene runs in the Child family. Eilidh is a Commonwealth Games silver medallist and sister Catriona, author of Trackman, has drawn on her experiences swimming for her club and university for her latest novel Swim until you can’t see land.

The book contrasts the struggles of injured swimmer Hannah Wright with the life of Marièle Downie, a wartime spy.

Hannah is forced to give up a promising career as a professional swimmer at the age of just 21, and is adjusting with difficulty to her narrowed horizons.

Meanwhile the wartime exploits of Marièle – who is now frail and old – unfold and she is revealed as a woman of extraordinary spirit.

Catriona will be at South Queensferry Library on Wednesday 26th November to read from and talk about the novel at a free Book Week Scotland event – reserve your place today.

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