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Orion Fiction Reading Group HB / ETPB May £12.99 368pp 978 1 4091 7520 9 / 978 1 4091 7521 6 eBook: £3.99 / 978 1 4091 7523 0 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 7535 3 / 8 hrs

This is a topical and heartwarming novel that will appeal to fans of Joanna Cannon’s The Trouble with Goats and Sheep and Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

LIBBY PAGE The Lido

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a feel-good novel about community, love, friendship and outdoor swimming.

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

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.

• The Lido has sold in over twenty territories around the world including us rights which were bought by s&s us.

• Film rights have been sold to Catalyst Global Media.

libby Page wrote The Lido while working in marketing and moonlighting as a writer. She worked as a journalist at the Guardian and later as a brand executive at a retailer and then a charity. After writing, her second passion is outdoor swimming and she enjoys finding new swimming spots and pockets of community within the city.

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Location: Stoke Newington, London libbypage.wordpress.com T: @libbyPageWrites

Orion Fiction • May 2018