The 24-Hour Cafe

The 24-Hour Cafe : The most uplifting story of community and hope in 2021 from the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE LIDO

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'A moving and beautifully crafted novel about love, friendship and life' Mike Gayle

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Lido comes a story of friendship, belonging and never giving up on your dreams

Welcome to the cafe that never sleeps.

Day and night, Stella's Cafe 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 Cafe, where one day might just be enough to change your life . . .


Libby Page's new uplifting, tender novel about finding where you belong, THE ISLAND HOME, is available to pre-order now!


Praise for The Lido, Libby Page's bestselling debut:

'Tender, thought-provoking and uplifting' Daily Mail

'Feel-good and uplifting, this charming novel is full of heart' Lucy Diamond

'A joyful celebration of community and friendship' Observer

'Did I #lovethelido? So much my heart broke a little turning the last page. A stunning debut' Clare Mackintosh

'A standout hymn to female friendship and the power of collective action' Stylist

'Such a kind and lovely novel, The Lido has a heart that shines from every page' A J Pearce
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 164 x 228 x 40mm | 590g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1409175243
  • 9781409175247
  • 202,206

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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 * Like a warm hug, Stella's Cafe draws you in and leaves you feeling that much lighter. -- Jade Craddock * THE SUN * Heartwarming and stirring, this is one you'll want to savour. 'READ OF THE WEEK' * HEAT MAGAZINE * 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 * Feel-good, examining the power of making connections and the unexpected paths life can lead you down. * PLATINUM * The writing is lovely, as is the impression of the restless city and all the people it contains. * DAILY MAIL * Captivating... Feelgood fiction at its best. * DAILY MIRROR * A feel-good and lovely read. It makes us want to step inside the cafe! * CLOSER * Gentle, sweet and bittersweet tales unfold with the ticking of the clock and the gurgle of the coffee machine. * IRISH TIMES * A quirky tale of powerful friendships, flaws and fallouts. Get your tissues ready! * OK! Magazine * A feelgood novel par excellence. * DAILY EXPRESS * A lovely read. * BELLA *
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About Libby Page

Libby Page is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Lido and The 24-Hour Cafe. The Island Home is her third novel. Before becoming an author, she worked in journalism and marketing. She is a keen outdoor swimmer and lives in Somerset with her husband and young son. Follow Libby on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @libbypagewrites.
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2,102 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 22% (457)
4 40% (833)
3 30% (630)
2 7% (153)
1 1% (29)
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