It was a cup of coffee that changed Robert Wallis’s life --- and a cup of very bad coffee at that. The impoverished poet is sitting in a London coffeehouse contemplating an uncertain future when he meets Samuel Pinker. The owner of Castle Coffee offers Wallace the very last thing a struggling young artiste in fin de siècle England could possibly want: a job.
In the sumptuous tradition of "Chocolat" and "Captain Corelli's Mandolin," and already optioned for a major motion picture, "The Wedding Officer" is a magical tale of romantic passion and culinary delight set in the intoxicating Italian countryside.
The Collected Stories of Gogol Nikolai Gogol. Gogol's "The Overcoat" and "The Portrait" are not to be missed. Well written and led to much discussion in our book club. "The Nose" generated a lot of discussion because of it's surrealist flair. "Memoirs of a Madman" was a fun read. If you want to read something classic, you came to the right place.