The J.M. Barrie Ladies' Swimming Society

The J.M. Barrie Ladies' Swimming Society

Joey, an overworked New York architect, has come to the Cotswolds to oversee the restoration of Stanway House - the stately home that inspired J.M. Barrie to write Peter Pan. But it hasn't been easy. The local residents aren't exactly welcoming, and then there's the problem of the brooding caretaker, a man who seems to take every opportunity to undermine her plans. She soon begins to feel that she can't do anything right.
Until, that is, she begins to take a daily dip with the members of the J.M. Barrie Ladies' Swimming Society in their private, watery Neverland. They will teach her that it's not the house that needs restoring; it's her...

Title:The J.M. Barrie Ladies' Swimming Society
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781780720401

    The J.M. Barrie Ladies' Swimming Society Reviews

  • Danielle

    The one thing I hate about Americans writing about the UK is lack of research. Little bits of dialogue or description that jar and pull me out of a story. Some that stick in my mind from this book:We ...

  • Laura

    It would be nice if publishers did their jobs these days. There were so many factual errors in this fiction book, I had to consider it a romantic fantasy rather than the chick lit novel it claims to b...

  • Deborah

    I read a review of this book in one of the broadsheets a while ago and thought it sounded like a lovely and inspiring tale. Oh dear. It has some lovely observations on friendships and how they can cha...

  • Aimee

    I loved the idea for this story, a cynical New Yorker moves to England and discovers a beautiful home with a connection to the author of Peter Pan and finds her own Neverland while swimming with the w...

  • Sue

    Hm, this sounded like a bit of fun and I thought it might be at least a little about JM Barrie. But neither was the case. References to JM Barrie were few and far between and irrelevant really. The st...

  • Sally Whiteside

    Lovely.The ladies of the J.M Barrie swimming society intrigued me and I wanted to know more of their stories. I love a good love story but I have to say that on a personal level, I dislike needy women...

  • Sarah

    30/8 - Good start so far. The talk of the upcoming renovation of Stanway House (J.M. Barrie was inspired to write Peter Pan by the house) reminds me of the UK shows of ordinary people renovating their...

  • Kerry Hennigan

    The J.M.Barrie Ladies’ Swimming Society is far from being an epic, but it IS a delightful, enjoyable debut novel from Barbara J. Zitwer.Joey Rubin is a New York architect who travels to England’s ...

  • Tammy

    I wanted to like th I should book but my gosh, I despise the main character so much it's unreadable. Main character us a shallow, whiny, judgmental bitch that you just want to slap. I failed to finish...

  • Louise Culmer

    the title of this book is somewhat misleading. There is very little about J.M. Barrie in the book, except that the American heroine, Joey is supposed to be in charge of renovating an old house with a ...