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Saving the Day (Quick Reads 2021)

£1.00
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But before she can land her dream job, Allie knows she must achieve two things:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e1. Learn to cook\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e2. End her relationship with Ryan, especially as through the window of the café, she spies a waiter who looks much more like her type of man.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAnd when she learns that the café is in danger of closing, Allie knows she must do her very best to save the day ...\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis is a short story, not a full-length novel. Written for The Reading Agency.\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e1 in 6 adults struggle to read and 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue at some point in their lives.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eOur work tackles adult literacy, mental health and social isolation through the power of reading, for more info visit \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/readingagency.org.uk\/adults\/quick-guides\/quick-reads\/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw8IaGBhCHARIsAGIRRYo_BlY6htrW3O6xxRA6P4XoYC8u8F2tRjSrUxQoXvT7Tn8W6em2P7YaAsdMEALw_wcB\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"The Reading Agency\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ehere\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2021-06-10T21:41:01+01:00","created_at":"2021-06-10T21:26:53+01:00","vendor":"Katie Fforde","type":"books","tags":["book","Katie Fforde","Saving the day"],"price":100,"price_min":100,"price_max":100,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":40206881259675,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"9781787466241","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Saving the Day (Quick Reads 2021)","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":100,"weight":181,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":"9781787466241","requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0309\/6199\/1724\/products\/SavingtheDay.jpg?v=1623356839"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0309\/6199\/1724\/products\/SavingtheDay.jpg?v=1623356839","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":23410848006299,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":0.636,"height":2339,"width":1488,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0309\/6199\/1724\/products\/SavingtheDay.jpg?v=1623356839"},"aspect_ratio":0.636,"height":2339,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0309\/6199\/1724\/products\/SavingtheDay.jpg?v=1623356839","width":1488}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAllie is bored with her job and starting to wonder whether she even likes her boyfriend, Ryan.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe high point in her day is passing a café on her walk home from work. It is the sort of place where she'd really like to work.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThen one day she sees an advert on the door: assistant wanted. But before she can land her dream job, Allie knows she must achieve two things:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e1. Learn to cook\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e2. End her relationship with Ryan, especially as through the window of the café, she spies a waiter who looks much more like her type of man.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAnd when she learns that the café is in danger of closing, Allie knows she must do her very best to save the day ...\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis is a short story, not a full-length novel. Written for The Reading Agency.\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e1 in 6 adults struggle to read and 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue at some point in their lives.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eOur work tackles adult literacy, mental health and social isolation through the power of reading, for more info visit \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/readingagency.org.uk\/adults\/quick-guides\/quick-reads\/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw8IaGBhCHARIsAGIRRYo_BlY6htrW3O6xxRA6P4XoYC8u8F2tRjSrUxQoXvT7Tn8W6em2P7YaAsdMEALw_wcB\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"The Reading Agency\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ehere\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

A Wedding in the Country - Hardback (2021)

£14.99
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A Springtime Affair (2021) Paperback

£8.99
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A Rose Petal Summer (2020) - Paperback

£8.99
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A Springtime Affair (2020) - Hardback

£14.99
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A Country Escape - Paperback (2019)

£8.99
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A Rose Petal Summer (2019) - Hardback

£14.99
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A Country Escape - Hardback (2018)

£14.99
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The Christmas Stocking (2018)

£8.99
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The Christmas Stocking (Hardback)

£14.99
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A Secret Garden (2017)

£7.99
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A Summer at Sea (2016)

£8.99
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