Café Britannica: Ten Tales with Tea and Cake is a collection of ten short stories, crafted to be an ideal length for those fifteen minutes of respite. All of the stories are set in and feature cafés from all around Britain (and one’s even abroad).
Perhaps the one unique feature of Café Britannica is its inclusion of a children’s story, designed to be read out but also featuring illustrations, designed to keep little ones’ attention and to inspire them for later.
All in all, Café Britannica is a delicious book – go on, tuck in!
Author Stephen Cardew lives in Matlock, Derbyshire and is a university tutor, teaching English to foreign students who are wishing to progress onto higher degree courses at the University of Nottingham. Stephen has lived in Derbyshire for 10 years but has spent time living and working in Portugal, Hong Kong, Bulgaria and Italy. Cafés are a favourite haunt of Stephen’s, as are pubs, and he has contributed extensively to a blog charting visits to over 100 pubs in and around Derbyshire. Stephen volunteers at the Tramway Museum in Crich where he is a qualified tram conductor.