The old tea house on Mulberry Street in Belfast hasn't changed much over the years. But it's about to bear witness to some significant transformations ...Daniel Stanley might make the most glorious deserts in the whole of Ireland, but he won't support his wife Penny's desire to have at least one bun in the oven. And the owners of Muldoon's Tea Rooms are just two of the people inside hoping for change.Struggling artist Brenda sits penning letters to Nicholas Cage and dreaming of a better life. Sadie finds refuge from her diet and her husband's infidelity in Daniel's famous cherry cheesecake. Clare returns home from twenty years in New York, still cherishing the memory of the one night she truly loved - and lost. And Penny herself discovers a secret from the past - and a sexy estate agent very much in her present.They all want their lives to change - but are they willing to face the consequences? And the possibility that you might not always be able to have your cake - and eat it.
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Sharon Owens was born in Omagh in 1968. She moved to Belfast in 1988, to study illustration at the Art College. She married husband Dermot in 1992 and they have one daughter, Alice.From AudioFile:
Even though this story takes place in Belfast, Ireland, there's no IRA and no bitter fighting in the streets. The people in this story are all customers of Muldoon's Tea Rooms, and as they sit at its tables, we learn about the owner's childless marriage and the painter's imaginary love affair with Nicholas Cage, as well as Sadie Smith's overeating and her husband's mistress. As one listens to Caroline Winterson reading these stories, one realizes that she is using not only the same accent for every character, she is also using the same inflection for every character, whether happy, sad, male or female. Even a romance novel deserves the immediacy of an intent reading so that its heights have a worthy contrast to its depths. J.P. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141018720
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110141018720