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In the All-night Cafe

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One afternoon, in 1994, I had an idea. So begins Stuart David's magical, evocative memoir about Belle and Sebastian. Determined to make his living writing stories and songs, Stuart had spent several years scraping by on the dole in his small, industrial home town. Then he had the fateful idea to learn bass guitar, and to head for Glasgow in search of like-minded artists. It was a quiet but powerful idea that would completely transform his life. Within one extraordinary year he had helped create one of the most influential, beloved bands of all time. A fascinating portrait of the group and its origins, it is also a story that will resonate with anyone who has put together - or thought of putting together - a band. It is a story of a group of friends who wanted to create a different kind of band and a different kind of music. And how - against all expectations - they succeeded. Written with wit, affection and a novelist's observant eye, In the All-Night Cafe brings to life the music and the early days of this most enigmatic and intriguing of bands. This hardback book has 204 pages and measures: 24 x 16 x 2.3cm.

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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : UK Hardback

Title: In the All-Night Cafe
Author(s): Stuart David
ISBN: 1-4087-0515-X / 978-1-4087-0515-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback

Title: In the All-Night Cafe
Author(s): Stuart David
ISBN: 0-349-13983-0 / 978-0-349-13983-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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May 2015 : USA Paperback

Title: In the All-Night Cafe: A Memoir of Belle and Sebastian's Formative Year
Author(s): Stuart David
ISBN: 1-61373-078-0 / 978-1-61373-078-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
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