We are over the moon to welcome best-selling author (and Monica’s dear friend) Libby Page onto the show today! Libby’s first novel The Lido, was described as the “feel-good debut” of 2018, and quickly became a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller.
The Lido has since been sold in more than 24 territories around the world, and a movie adaptation is also in development.
The Lido – which is titled Mornings with Rosemary in the US – tells the story of an unlikely friendship between 26-year-old journalist Kate, and 86-year-old Rosemary. Rosemary has been swimming at the Brixton Lido for most of her life. And when the Lido is threatened with closure, Kate and Rosemary forge a surprise alliance. In the pursuit to save the Lido, both women find themselves impassioned by the strength of the local community, and discover more about themselves than they ever expected. As author Sara Winman wrote The Lido is a “Joyous and uplifting debut - a testament to kindness and friendship”.
We both absolutely loved The Lido, and are so excited to chat to Libby about the process of writing her first novel – which comes out in paperback, this spring.
We hope you’ll love getting to know Libby, and be inspired by her story, as much as we are!
EPISODE 52 SHOW NOTES
Ella's blog - Coco's Tea Party
Monica's blog - The Elgin Avenue
Ella's Instagram account - @CocosTeaParty
Monica's Instagram account - @MonicaBeatrice
Our show Instagram account - @LetsDiscussPodcast
Libby’s Instagram account - @LibbyPageWrites
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Some of Libby’s favourite books:
When God Was A Rabbit by Sarah Winman
Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce
Entanglement by Katie Mahood
Some of Libby’s favourite authors: