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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