Claire speaks to Libby Page, author of The Lido, which is out today. They discuss the inspiration for the book, the magic of outdoor swimming, the new Up Lit trend, and more.
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Books mentioned on the episode:
The Lido, by Libby Page
(pre-order The Lido in the US)
Tin Man, by Sarah Winman
Three Things About Elsie, by Joanna Cannon
I Love You Too Much, by Alicia Drake
Swell, by Jenny Landreth
Floating, by Joe Minihane
Leap In: A Woman, Some Waves, and the Will to Swim, by Alexandra Heminsley
Waterlog: A Swimmer’s Journey Through Britain, by Roger Deakin
Now Let’s Dance, by Karine Lambert
White Teeth, by Zadie Smith
Article mentioned on the episode:
Up Lit: the new book trend with kindness at its core
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