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David has two aims in life, to have a relationship with Bridget and to open an arts café.

A short while after David’s wife walks out on him, he joins a twenty-five-year school reunion. On meeting Bridget that night, he develops a teenagesque infatuation, and in her calmer way, she rather likes him.

Between them there is a cartload of baggage to deal with – a demanding soon to be ex-wife; a deceased husband under suspicious circumstances; a tyrannical boss; unwelcome encounters with the police; and children resistant to the concept of ‘step-parent’.

And then there’s the café. How can a well-paid accountant with two children to support chuck it all in to follow his dream?

If you like fiction that is both humorous and bursting with home truths, then you’re sure to enjoy A Street Café Named Desire.

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The author writes with a wry wit and creates characters with depth who we care about.’

The story is a familiar one, but it is told with humour, humility and humanity and at the end I was left feeling hopeful and satisfied.’