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In the All-night Cafe

(2015)
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"One afternoon in 1994, I had an idea." So begins Stuart David's charming, evocative memoir about the indie pop band 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 hometown. Then he had the fateful idea to learn bass guitar, and to head for Glasgow in search of likeminded artists.

In the All-Night Cafe describes his fortuitous meeting with the group's cofounder Stuart Murdoch in a course for unemployed musicians. It tells of their adventures in two early incarnations of Belle and Sebastian and culminates in the recording of their celebrated debut album, Tigermilk.

This portrait of the group and its origins 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 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 early days of this most enigmatic and intriguing of bands.



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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : UK Hardback
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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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2001 : UK Paperback
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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
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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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April 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: In the All-Night Cafe
Author(s): Stuart David
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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April 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: In the All-Night Cafe
Author(s): Stuart David
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