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Pursuing Clara

Pursuing Clara

Clara: The ‘Champion Swimmer of the World’...the politician’s wife...the owner of an exclusive hotel...the penniless re-cipient of public charity. Were they all the same Granville Ferry girl?


"The ‘hidden histories’ ofineteenth-century working-class women represent a significant gap in the historiography of sport and leisure. Ern Dick has collated a wide range of materials to pro-vide a picture of one such life that highlights the social complexities and constraints that faced women in this period. The narrative further celebrates how female entrepreneur-ship and self-determination were able to cir-cumnavigate some of the negative aspects of patriarchal dominance."
 - David Day, co-author of Swimming Communities in Victorian England


    Print edition is 6x9 paperback with a glossy cover. E-book edition is available through Kindle, Kobo and other e-book markets.


    If you find a fault in the book, feel free to return it and we will refund your purchase price.


    We ship via Canada Post, so we need a valid mailing address. The shipping fee covers packaging and postage.

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