New Release: The Café on Manor Lane

A beautiful story about the power of community and friendships, found in the most unlikely of places’ Eleanor Goymer, author of The Fallback

‘A heartwarming and necessary story to make you fall in love with London again’ — Eve Edwards, author of The Summer of Wishful Thinking

‘The author found the beautiful in the everyday and created a rich narrative firmly rooted in Lewisham…I truly felt like I spent my time reading this book walking the streets’ — 4* Goodreads reviewer

The Café on Manor Lane

 A stranger can change your life in a moment of kindness

1952: Bella is a young French Jew in post-war London, having lost everything in WWII. When she meets Adebayo, a doctor from West Africa, Archibald’s Café is the only place where they feel like they belong.

1977: Amara feels enraged by the injustice she sees every day. With London tense with anger, she decides to take action.

2010:  Gina is a daydreaming artist whose efforts crumble into disaster. Her hopes for a career are over as she finds herself making lattes at the café where her grandparents went on their first date.

Across the lives of three generations of women, London can be a harsh and beautiful place. Yet, chance friendships hold people together, when the world feels like it is falling apart.

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