We re never too old to make new friends or to make a difference.Rosemary Peterson has lived in Brixton, London, all her life but everything is changing.The library where she used to work has closed The family grocery store has become a trendy bar And now the lido, an outdoor pool where she s swam daily since its opening, is threatened with closure by a local housing developer It was at the lido that Rosemary escaped the devastation of World War II here she fell in love with her husband, George here she found community during her marriage and since George s death.Twenty something Kate Matthews has moved to Brixton and feels desperately alone A once promising writer, she now covers forgettable stories for her local paper That is, until she s assigned to write about the lido s closing Soon Kate s portrait of the pool focuses on a singular woman Rosemary And as Rosemary slowly opens up to Kate, both women are nourished and transformed in ways they never thought possible.In the tradition of Fredrik Backman, The Lido is a charming, feel good novel that captures the heart and spirit of a community across generations an irresistible tale of love, loss, aging, and friendship. New Download [ The Lido ] By [ Libby Page ] – bluevapours.co.uk
Libby Page previously worked in marketing, moonlighting as a writer She graduated from The London College of Fashion with a BA in Fashion Journalism before going on to work as a journalist at the Guardian THE LIDO is her first novel It was pre empted within 24 hours of submission for six figures in the UK, pre empted for six figures in the US, and will be published in 2018 by Orion UK and Simon Schuster US, followed by eleven other territories around the world Libby has been a leading campaigner for fairer internships and has spoken on TV and in parliament in support of fair pay for interns Libby has been writing from an early age and when she was 16 she wrote an illustrated book called Love Pink to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.After writing, her second passion is outdoor swimming Libby lives in London where she enjoys finding new swimming spots and pockets of community within the city.
- 368 pages
- The Lido
- Libby Page
- 06 November 2018 Libby Page