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The Lido By Libby Page

The Lido

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A joyous feel-good debut novel about community, love, friendship and outdoor swimming.

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The Lido: The most uplifting, feel-good summer read of the year by Libby Page

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER

Meet Rosemary, 86, and Kate, 26: dreamers, campaigners, outdoor swimmers...

Rosemary has lived in Brixton all her life, but everything she knows is changing. Only the local lido, where she swims every day, remains a constant reminder of the past and her beloved husband George.

Kate has just moved and feels adrift in a city that is too big for her. She's on the bottom rung of her career as a local journalist, and is determined to make something of it.

So when the lido is threatened with closure, Kate knows this story could be her chance to shine. But for Rosemary, it could be the end of everything. Together they are determined to make a stand, and to prove that the pool is more than just a place to swim - it is the heart of the community.

'Feel-good and uplifting, this charming novel is full of heart' LUCY DIAMOND

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The Lido Reviews


This lovely book is about the power of friendship and community.. Heartwarming and uplifting, The Lido is set to make quite a splash. * SUN ON SUNDAY *
This summer's poolside must-read... a timeless tale of friendship, love and chilly swims. It may be about freezing-cold water but it will give you a warm glow. -- Andreina Cordani * DAILY MIRROR *
A standout hymn to female friendship and the power of collective action * Stylist *
Brimming with charm and compassion... It's tender, thoughtful and above all a feelgood celebration of community and life-changing friendship. -- Garry Bushell * DAILY EXPRESS *
A beautifully written testament to unlikely friendship, the galvanising pursuit of common goals and lifelong passions which link individuals with their community * DAILY MAIL *
A novel of friendship, love and the importance of community - this is an absolute pleasure * WOMAN AND HOME *
A testament to kindness and friendship * RADIO TIMES *
a joyful celebration of community and friendship * THE OBSERVER *
The next Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine * THE INDEPENDENT *
a timeless tale of friendship, love and chilly swims * SUNDAY EXPRESS *
What will win you over is the story of two women and the strength of their friendship * GRAZIA *
Switching mainly between Rosemary and Kate's viewpoints, we quickly come to see that Rosemary is just as lonely as her new friend, steeped in a lifetime's memories of swimming in the lido * SUNDAY TIMES *
Uplifting.. the pool is not just a place to swim - it's the heart of the community * BELLA *
a feel-good novel about friendship and belonging * SUNDAY EXPRESS *
A joyous and uplifting debut - a testament to kindness and friendship * SARAH WINMAN, author of When God Was a Rabbit and Tin Man *
This is a wonderful story of friendship and believing in yourself * PRIMA *
Feelgood and uplifting, this charming novel is full of heart * Lucy Diamond *
Did I #lovethelido? So much my heart broke a little turning the last page. A stunning debut -- Clare Mackintosh
This debut is set to be one of the biggest of the year * GRAZIA *
A bright, uplifting tale of friendship and community resilience * IRISH INDEPENDENT *
Brimming with charm and compassion * DAILY EXPRESS *
A lavish depiction of an unlikely friendship, a London community and life-long love, all charmingly told in rich, yet gentle prose * CATHERINE ISAAC, author of You, Me, Everything *
A beautiful book. Sweet and heartwarming but also wise with a strong message about the importance of community and friendship. It reminded me of a Richard Curtis film, life-affirming, romantic and impossible to resist. * Francesca Jakobi, author of Bitter *
Heart-warming * GOOD HOUSEKEEPING *
Such a kind and lovely novel, The Lido has a heart that shines from every page * AJ Pearce, author of Dear Mrs Bird *
This is a tale of loneliness, belonging and reconnecting with the world and people around us * Bath Magazine *
A joyous and uplifting debut - a testament to kindness and friendship * SARAH WINMAN, author of When God Was a Rabbit and Tin Man *
The next Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine * Independent *
This debut is set to be one of the biggest of the year * Grazia *
Brimming with charm and compassion * Daily Express *

About Libby Page


Libby Page wrote The Lido while working in marketing and moonlighting as a writer. The Lido has sold in over twenty territories around the world and film rights have been sold to Catalyst Global Media. After writing, Libby's second passion is outdoor swimming. Libby lives in London where she enjoys finding new swimming spots and pockets of community within the city. Follow Libby on twitter @libbypagewrites

Additional information

GOR010082148
The Lido: The most uplifting, feel-good summer read of the year by Libby Page
Libby Page
Used - Like New
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2019-04-04
400
1409175227
9781409175223
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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