Set in 1920's England, Charlotte Jones's AIRSWIMMING is
based on the true story of two women (Miss Kitson and Miss
Baker), who have been incarcerated in a hospital for the
"criminally insane" for having borne illegitimate children.
Forgotten by their families and not released until the 1970's,
Dora and Persephone adopt alter-egos, Dorph and Porph, to
enact their fantasies and survive the silence of incarceration.
By turns very funny and moving, Airswimming reminds us
of the forgotten women of these generations in both Britain
"The Structure and writing, clear and unsentimental, both trip the light fantastic - effortlessly gliding from the desperately funny to the desperately sad" - Guardian (UK)