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    DescriptionJohn Vir owns a newsagent in Southampton - the only shop that still stocks packets of petrified celery soup, drosophila-studded fruit and boxes of henna. Lucy and Paul are his favourite customers - they live across the road above Snooke's Electrical Stores, soon to become the Bluebird Cafe. Stencilling blue doves below the picture rails and buying stripped-pine chairs from the Oxfam furniture store Lucy works in the newly opened cafe whilst Paul spends his time at the Badger Centre as a volunteer. Meanwhile John Vir thinks of little else but Lucy and invites her to the cash 'n' carry, hoping of course, that it will be a prelude to something more exciting, for them both ...

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    The Bluebird Cafe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rebecca Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 190 g
    ISBN 13: 9780747557708
    ISBN 10: 0747557705

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 823.92
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    08 April 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Rebecca Smith was born in London in 1966. She lives in Southampton and is working on her second novel.
    Review quote
    'Rebecca Smith has a quirky, off-beat view of life ... her freshness and zest are immensely appealing. She has plenty of good-humoured comedy up her sleeve, a grasp of dialogue and an eagle eye for the absurd' DAILY MAIL 'Smith makes an impressively convincing case for the argument that small is beautiful in this exquisitely and wittily observed portrait of homely ambition and the search for love' THE TIMES