I read the book The Lido (Het zwembad in Dutch) by Libby Page. Read here my review.
About the book
The Lido follows the two characters Rosemary and Kate. Rosemary has been living in the London, Brixton district all her life. But her neighborhood has changed beyond recognition; the library where she used to work was closed, the grocery store that everyone knew is now a trendy bar and her beloved husband, George, has passed away. What she especially enjoys is swimming.
Kate has just moved and feels alone in the big city. She started her first job for a local newspaper. If the Brixton outdoor pool is threatened with closure, Kate knows that this is a chance for a good story. Rosemary knows that this is the moment when she can also lose her last straw.
The two decide to work together to preserve this important place in the neighborhood. Because the pool is more than just a place where you can swim.
Through their action, Kate and Rosemary show what the value of community and solidarity is, and show how very ordinary people can make a strong stand for what their hearts are.
The Lido (Het zwembad in Dutch) is promised to be one of the top novels of 2018. The film rights are already sold.
If you are looking for a joyish, beautiful and still moving novel, this one is for you. Especially when you are hanging at the pool LOL, just kidding. But it is a good one to read while you are relaxing at the pool (okay fine! Beach is also allowed!) while you are building up a tan or getting ten degrees sun burns. It’s up to you. But this book will keep you occupied, because it is just a really nice book. Especially when you are on your summer holidays. Rosemary and Kate are two lovely characters who you can really relate to, but in a totally different way. It’s about community, friendship, love, loss, grief, but also happiness. All aspects that play a part in everyone’s life. It’s up to the reader if the ending is either good or bad and I like that. You can go either way. The Lido (Het zwembad) is just a really nice feelgood novel.
Title: The Lido (Het zwembad in Dutch)
Author: Libby Page
Publisher: A.W. Bruna Uitgevers