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The 24-Hour Cafe

by Libby Page

Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on The 24-Hour Cafe

An affectionate, heartfelt, uplifting novel about the wonders of friendship and having a dream. Spend a full day at the 24-hour Cafe in London, meet the staff, and the customers too, sit for a while, observe, enjoy. I adored Libby Page’s first novel The Lido, rest assured this is equally as gorgeous, and a truly lovely, lovely read. The story unfolds beautifully, starting at midnight we meet Hannah and Mona, friends, flatmates, and waitresses who will be working double shifts to cover the 24 hours. Stella’s cafe is a little community in its own right, small stories are contained within, with perfectly observed characters entering and exiting the cafe. I felt so invested in all of them, yet it is the two waiting staff who really touched me. As Hannah’s shift comes to an end and Mona’s starts, this simple, yet full and rich story opens up and flies. The 24-Hour Cafe is full of compassion and warmth, yet it doesn’t shy away from the darker side of life. It has been chosen as a Liz Robinson Pick of the Month because it celebrates friendship and dreams in the best possible way.

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The 24-Hour Cafe Synopsis

Welcome to the café that never sleeps.

Day and night, Stella's Café opens its doors to the lonely and the lost, the morning people and the night owls. It's a place where everyone is always welcome, where life can wait at the door.

Meet Hannah and Mona: best friends, waitresses, dreamers. They love working at Stella's - the different people they meet, the small kindnesses exchanged. But is it time to step outside and make their own way in life?

Come inside and spend twenty-four hours at Stella's Café, where one day might just be enough to change your life . . .

The 24-Hour Cafe Press Reviews

A lovely read. - BELLA

A feelgood novel par excellence. - DAILY EXPRESS

A quirky tale of powerful friendships, flaws and fallouts. Get your tissues ready! - OK! Magazine

Gentle, sweet and bittersweet tales unfold with the ticking of the clock and the gurgle of the coffee machine. - IRISH TIMES

A feel-good and lovely read. It makes us want to step inside the cafe! - CLOSER

Captivating... Feelgood fiction at its best. - DAILY MIRROR

The writing is lovely, as is the impression of the restless city and all the people it contains. - DAILY MAIL

Feel-good, examining the power of making connections and the unexpected paths life can lead you down. - PLATINUM

A warmhearted read from the author of bestselling novel The Lido... Libby has a great gift for writing characters you really root for. -- Joanne Finney - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Heartwarming and stirring, this is one you'll want to savour. 'READ OF THE WEEK' - HEAT MAGAZINE

Like a warm hug, Stella's Cafe draws you in and leaves you feeling that much lighter. -- Jade Craddock - THE SUN

For anyone who has ever sat sipping coffee at a table in a busy coffee and wondered about the lives of those coming in and out this moving and beautifully crafted novel about love, friendship and life is for you. - Mike Gayle, author of HALF A WORLD AWAY

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781409175261
Publication date: 18/02/2021
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781409175247
Publication date: 23/01/2020
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409175261
Publication date: 18th February 2021
Author: Libby Page
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: Relationship Stories,
Collections: 40+ Novels That Feature Friendship,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Libby Page

Libby Page wrote The Lido while working in marketing and moonlighting as a writer. The Lido has sold in over twenty territories around the world and film rights have been sold to Catalyst Global Media. After writing, Libby's second passion is outdoor swimming. Libby lives in London where she enjoys finding new swimming spots and pockets of community within the city. Follow Libby on twitter @libbypagewrites

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