A joyous feel-good debut novel about community, love, friendship and outdoor swimming.
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
A joyous and uplifting debut - 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
A standout hymn to female friendship and the power of collective action - Stylist
Did I #lovethelido? So much my heart broke a little turning the last page. A stunning debut
Such a kind and lovely novel, The Lido has a heart that shines from every page
Libby Page is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Lido and The 24-Hour Cafe. The Island Home is her third novel. Before becoming an author, she worked in journalism and marketing. She is a keen outdoor swimmer and lives in Somerset with her husband and young son. Follow Libby on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @libbypagewrites.