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The Secret to Not Drowning

Colette Snowden, MA mediaeval History 1993

How did a girl who once dreamed of being a Charlie's Angel become such a submissive woman. On the surface Marion's life seems fine but she is controlled and bullied by a her husband. Her only freedom is a weekly visit to the local swimming baths.

When a chance meeting with an old school friend develops into a secret friendship, Marion is reminded of the person she used to be. And might still be if she ever leaves her domineering husband. But is it too late?

The Secret to Not Drowning is a novel about emotional abuse and coercive control and about the restorative power of friendship. It was selected as a Brave New Read in 2016 and a Mumsnet Book of the Month.

ISBN: 978-1-910422-10-6