I recently had a serendipitous encounter at my local lido with a friendly stranger. He was stood loitering by the swim-suit dryer, recording the sound of it on his phone. Like you do. We got chatting. I quickly unleashed my lido geekery on him (when I’m not writing novels, I’m a nutcase about outdoor swimming and lidos)… and before I knew it, I’d agreed to co-host on his show all about London Fields Lido, on Hoxton.FM.
It was insane amounts of fun. I’m going back on again this Saturday (23rd April), at 3pm to talk all about Break Up Club and its mega-therapeutic sound-track. We’re after recommendations – if you’ve got a song that’s saved your broken-hearted ass – let me know and we might play it.
If you don’t have two hours spare and you fancy dipping your toe in to some of it, here’s what we chat about and when…
Break Up Club and my novels: 10 mins 33 to 11
My next book after Break Up Club, and Lidos and their history, and : 12 mins & 46 mins
Peckham Rye Lido and Thames Baths: 15 mins
Darren Hayman, London Fields Lido and Thames Baths: 33- 36 mins
Brockwell Lido: 50 mins and 1 min 50
The Salad Spinner: 52 mins
Lido love, and literature and swimming: 1 min 8- 11
Lucy Blakstad and her film Lido:1 min 11, and 1 min 50
Heavy Petting: 1 min 16