Claire and Kit have moved from the confines of London to the wide open coasts of South Shields.
To be nearer family, to be nearer the sea, to put down roots. To have a baby.
Claire's new job at the local school is a step up, and she wants to make a real difference, but she soon discovers that she has as much to learn from her students as they have from her. more information about Out of Water
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