BOOK REVIEW THE LIDO BY LIBBY PAGE

Meet Rosemary, 86, and Kate, 26: dreamers, campaigners, outdoor swimmers…Rosemary has lived in Brixton all her life. But now everything she knows is changing – the library where she used to work has closed, the family fruit and veg shop has become a trendy bar, and her beloved husband George is gone.Kate has just moved and feels alone in a city that is too big for her. She’s at the bottom rung of her career as a journalist on a local paper, and is determined to make something of it. So when the local lido is threatened with closure, Kate knows this story could be her chance to shine. And Rosemary knows it is the end of everything for her. Together they are determined to make a stand, to show that the pool is more than just a place to swim – it is the heart of the community. Together they will show the importance of friendship, the value of community, and how ordinary people can protect the things they love.

I couldn’t wait to dive into this book… i am a lover of swimming so i was drawn to it with just the title.

I then heard lots of amazing things about this debut novel. .

I finished this a few houes ago and i already miss the charactars.

What a amazing book this is.

Exploring so much of human nature and what makes us tick.

Uplifting and heartwarming that is just a few words about the blossoming friendship between Kate and Rosemary.

If this doesn’t make you want to rush to a pool then nothing will.

Swimming for me as a busy mum of 2 who battles mental illness is my escape. For that half hour im Charlene alone with my thoughts ,no kids no dog no phone and it really is good for my mind body and soul.

This is a tale of courage kindness friendship and love.

This lives up to its hype so go read!

I wish Libby every success and i cannot wait to see what else she has coming up.

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