Day Seventeen

Updated: 5 days ago

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I thought about Charles Dickens today. I don’t really know why because, due to the vast chasm between our generations, I doubt if he ever thought about me. He’s regarded as the most respected novelist of Victorian times, a describer in words of how London used to be, even though he wasn’t a Londoner, having been born in 1812 in Portsmouth. He’s buried in London though, in Westminster Abbey.

His work is all down to a vivid imagination, something that engulfs your good self as you enter through our door. He wrote fifteen novels in all but today I would like to home in upon an author celebrating the release of their very first.

Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez

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Debut novels are always exciting landmarks. Dickens’ first was The Pickwick Papers, but our resident chef, Pierre Dumont, seems to be far more interested in his second published work, Oliver Twist. He claims the cuisine he is preparing for us will make our customers ask for more and judging by the smell wafting from his direction he may well be correct. We don’t really do seconds at The Yellow Café, but I’m sure Pierre will not be able to resist someone standing before him with a begging bowl. I couldn’t resist something either, telling you about a brilliant work of musical skill that recently came our way. You simply have to listen to this album.

Matt Rollings Mosaic by Matt Rollings

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We mustn’t forget the third important ingredient we offer you, from the world of art. If you’ve never been here before, my own artworks appear on the right hand wall and guest artists are displayed on the left. There are always interesting pieces to view, none more so than a brilliant artist I have discovered.

Inside Your Heaven by Paresh Nrshinga

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I hope Charles Dickens has aroused your curiosity and confirmed to you that The Yellow Café is not a bleak house. If you’re not impressed I promise you, in cockney rhyming slang, I will not bear a Barnaby Rudge. I look forward to your next visit.

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