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Sarah Watt, William McInnes and their watery worlds
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Backyard pools, Burt Lancaster and The Swimmer

Sarah Watt, William McInnes and their watery worlds

I didn’t know Sarah Watt and I don’t know her husband, William McInnes. But for a few reasons I feel a bit connected to them. At different times when I have been looking for inspiration or solace I have found it in their TV characters, films and books. Back in 2000 when I was writing[…]

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Backyard pools, Burt Lancaster and The Swimmer

Watching the 1968 movie, The Swimmer the other night, got me thinking about backyard pools. When my siblings and I were kids we constantly pestered our parents for a pool.  With a perfectly good salt-water baths down the road, they saw no need for one in our backyard. So with our friends the Hall girls,[…]

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