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The 24-Hour Café

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781409175261

Price: £9.99

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From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Lido comes a story about following your dreams, set over one single day.

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


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 . . .


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

Tender, thought-provoking and upliftingDaily 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


A feel-good and lovely read. It makes us want to step inside the cafe!
Gentle, sweet and bittersweet tales unfold with the ticking of the clock and the gurgle of the coffee machine.
Claire Looby, IRISH TIMES
A lovely read.
Amy Rowland, BELLA
Feel-good, examining the power of making connections and the unexpected paths life can lead you down.
Like a warm hug, Stella's Cafe draws you in and leaves you feeling that much lighter.
Jade Craddock, THE SUN
The writing is lovely, as is the impression of the restless city and all the people it contains.
Wendy Holden, DAILY MAIL
A feelgood novel par excellence.
Vanessa Berridge, DAILY EXPRESS
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
A quirky tale of powerful friendships, flaws and fallouts. Get your tissues ready!
OK! Magazine
A warmhearted read from the author of bestselling novel The Lido... Libby has a great gift for writing characters you really root for.
Captivating... Feelgood fiction at its best.
Emma-Lee Potter, DAILY MIRROR
Heartwarming and stirring, this is one you'll want to savour. 'READ OF THE WEEK'