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The Lido

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
The international bestselling debut about friendship and love—featuring the life-changing relationship between an anxious young reporter and an eighty-six-year-old lifelong swimmer that “follows in the footsteps of the enormously popular A Man Called Ove…charming and heartwarming” (Kirkus Reviews).

We’re never too old to make new friends—or 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 swum 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.

Twentysomething 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.

“Charming [and] an unusually poignant tale of married love” (The Washington Post), Mornings with Rosemary is a feel-good novel that captures the heart and spirit of a community across generations—an irresistible tale of love, loss, aging, and friendship.

*Originally published as The Lido

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"A delicious debut about the endearing friendship between two women who join forces to save the town pool. Refreshing, funny and heartwarming, The Lido is must read." - Laura Dave

"Feelgood and uplifting, this charming novel is full of heart." - Lucy Diamond

"A lavish depiction of an unlikely friendship, a London community and life-long love, all charmingly told in rich, yet gentle prose." - Catherine Isaac

"Did I #lovethelido? So much my heart broke a little turning the last page. A stunning debut." - Clare Mackintosh

"A joyous and uplifting debut." - Sarah Winman


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Hardback Editions

July 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Lido (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Libby Page
ISBN: 1-4328-5423-2 / 978-1-4328-5423-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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July 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lido
Author(s): Libby Page
ISBN: 1-5011-8203-X / 978-1-5011-8203-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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April 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lido: The most uplifting, feel-good summer read of the year
Author(s): Libby Page
ISBN: 1-4091-7520-0 / 978-1-4091-7520-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mornings with Rosemary
Author(s): Libby Page
ISBN: 1-5011-8205-6 / 978-1-5011-8205-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lido: The most uplifting, feel-good summer read of the year
Author(s): Libby Page
ISBN: 1-4091-7522-7 / 978-1-4091-7522-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lido: The feel-good debut of the year
Author(s): Libby Page
ISBN: 1-4091-7521-9 / 978-1-4091-7521-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Audio Editions

July 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lido
Author(s): Libby Page
ISBN: 1-5082-5580-6 / 978-1-5082-5580-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lido
Author(s): Libby Page
ISBN: 1-5082-6452-X / 978-1-5082-6452-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lido
Author(s): Libby Page
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   


July 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Lido
Author(s): Libby Page
ISBN: 1-78706-791-2 / 978-1-78706-791-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Lido
Author(s): Libby Page
ISBN: 1-78706-827-7 / 978-1-78706-827-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lido
Author(s): Libby Page
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
Availability: Amazon   


April 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Lido
Author(s): Libby Page
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Lido
Author(s): Libby Page
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Mornings with Rosemary
Author(s): Libby Page
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lido: The uplifting Sunday Times bestseller you need to read in 2020
Author(s): Libby Page
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU