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A London Affair

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Turning her back on university, Kate hopes to find an exciting opportunity that will take her away from wellies and wet sheep in the English countryside to the glitz and glamour of London.

However, after a year selling chutney on a chilly market stall, the prospects for a glittering career in the capital are looking increasingly unlikely.

All that changes when Ned, the intriguing buyer from a smart London deli, brings a welcome chance to follow her dream, and Kate finally embarks on a new chapter, leaving behind rural life and ex-boyfriend, Steve, in exchange for six months in the hectic cafe scene.

In Chelsea, Kate finds a bunch of ready-made friends in her flat-mates and grows close to Clare, Imogen, Freddy and the glamorous Russian heiress, Valentina. Imogen's many comical attempts to find Kate a boyfriend backfire for Kate, but result in a twist in Immy and Freddy's relationship.

Friendships deepen and secrets are revealed when Kate accepts an invitation to spend Christmas at the coast with Ned.

Back from the holidays, the flat-mates receive news that changes everything and forces Kate to make some big decisions: stay in London, return home or follow her heart to Cornwall?

A funny and heart-warming contemporary romance, A London Affair will strike a chord with anyone who has ever daydreamed about choosing an unconventional career path, or who simply enjoys cheese and fine delis...

Praise for Jan Ellis

'You will love finding out what happens to Kate. I can't give too much away but it will never be boring or predictable. Another lovely book by Jan Ellis, reminding me again that life can surprise you in the nicest possible way when you least expect it!' - Lifestyle blogger @motherinlondon

'Light-hearted, beautifully described, perfect summer read.' - Sophie Hedley @SophieRTB

'Fun and feel-good. And, incidentally, the perfect cure for a mild hangover.' - Cath Ford

'Lovely humour and a fresh, original plot.' - Catherine Ferguson @catherine_ann_f

'I just love how Ellis captures a real feel for a place. It was very well done, particularly the ending - didn't expect that!' - Dominique Valente

Jan Ellis is a freelance writer and editor based in the southwest of England. She worked in publishing for many years in between extended trips to distant parts of the globe. Like her characters, she loves books, art, good food, small dogs and a nice glass or two of vin blanc with friends.


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April 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: A London Affair
Author(s): Jan Ellis
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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