- ISBN 9780751539431 / 0751539430
- Title The Various Flavours of Coffee
- Author Anthony Capella
- Category Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)
- Format Paperback
- Year 2008
- Pages 480
- Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
- Imprint Sphere
- Dimensions 127mm x 198mm x 30mm
The brilliant new novel from Anthony Capella, author of the bestselling The Food of Love and The Wedding Officer.
It is 1895. Robert Wallis, would-be poet, bohemian and impoverished dandy, accepts a commission from coffee merchant Samuel Pinker to categorise the different tastes of coffee - and encounters Pinker's free-thinking daughters, Philomenia, Ada and Emily. As romance blossoms with Emily, Robert realises that the Muse and marriage may not be incompatible after all. Sent to Abyssinia to make his fortune in the coffee trade, he becomes obsessed with a negro slave girl, Fikre. He decides to use the money he has saved to buy her from her owner - a decision that will change not only his own life, but the lives of the three Pinker sisters ...
For The Food of Love: 'The Food of Love is a splendid, linen suit, panama hat, distant lawnmower kind of a book; guaranteed to whisk you far from this drizzly island, soothe you, warm you and return you home again without losing any of your luggage' Hugh Laurie ** 'I read it while travelling in Italy and really enjoyed the whole concept of chefs, love, Italy, food and sex' Rose Gray, owner of The River Cafe ** 'A deliciously romantic culinary comedy' Heat
Anthony Capella spends part of each year travelling in Italy. He is based in London and this is his third novel.