Coffee & Cake

cac-1Coffee & Cake: a collection of 25 short stories

We eat and drink for more than mere survival. Food comforts and reassures, connects us with others. A mug of coffee wakes us up in the morning. A cup of tea can calm us down.

Cakes are great for celebrations, birthdays in particular. Making one specially for someone shows how much we care. The same applies to learning to make their favourite dish, or passing on your signature recipe.

The food and drink choices we make expose aspects of our personality. What we give to others, and the care we take when doing so, can be even more revealing.

Sharing food helps build, or repair, relationships. It creates and recreates traditions and brings back memories – if that’s what we want.

Whether you prefer unsweetened black coffee, or milky tea, rich sponge cake or something savoury, this collection of 25 stories provides the perfect snack.


Available as paperback, audiobook and ebook. You can get it in all formats from Amazon here, or order the paperback through bookshops or request it in your local library. The book can also be read via Kindle Unlimited.

Review extracts

There is poignancy, humour, friendship and family life and sometimes a twist. Perfect to dip into.

From ET on 5 stars

A smashing read. The stories are light – hearted and relatable. I find them quite appropriate for the times we are living through.

From Carol on 5 stars

This is a heart-warming collection of short stories themed around food. It is absolutely delightful! 

Enjoy these yummy bites of good reading!

From EP Goodreads 5stars

What a wonderful book, just the thing to cheer us up with its feel good stories, a warm understanding of our problems. And who couldn’t love stories that have such appealing, comforting words…cake, coffee, jam and scones. Lovely!

From CA on Goodreads 5 stars

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