Brockwell Lido is set to feature in a major film based on a novel by former Brixton resident Libby Page.
The novel, The Lido, her first, is due to be published in spring next year. It was sold to leading UK and US publishers within a day of submission by its publishers Caskie Mushens.
Its plot is based on the friendship between two women – a 26-year-old looking for roots and an 86-year-old pensioner who already has strong ones – and the classic Brixton theme of a much-loved institution threatened by redevelopment.
The two join forces to save the Lido, which faces closure.
Robert Caskie first read the novel in January, shortly after launching a new agency with Juliet Mushens.
He told The Bookseller: “Everybody has wanted The Lido”.
Libby Page, 24, previously worked in marketing, but has been writing from from a young age.
She graduated from The London College of Fashion with a degree in fashion journalism and has worked as a writer for The Guardian and campaigned for rights for interns.
She is also a passionate outdoor swimmer.
The film is due to be produced by London-based Catalyst Global Media CEO Charlotte Walls.