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The Lido

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.

The Lido is an uplifting novel about the importance of friendship, the value of community, and how
ordinary people can protect the things they love.

Publishing date
RRP (paperback)
4 April 2019
The Lido is a lovely book about friendship across the ages and a shared goal of saving their local Lido. Predictable in places but well written. Cathrine 7/10

The Lido is an heartwarming, uplifting and light read. Focussing on isolation, loss, friendship and community. Set in Brixton it tells the story of Rosemary and Kate and their developing friendship which starts when they come together to try and save the local lido.Tracey 8/10

Waves of joy, grief, hope, fear... and love... literally spill out of 'The Lido' .
Libby Page's delightful debut novel centres on a unique, life-changing friendship that brings a whole community together when they need it most.
It's not too deep - but worth diving in!
Sheila 7/10
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