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The Little Board Game Cafe

  • Abigail Cronjehar citeretfor 3 måneder siden
    But first, the books.
  • Rita Piccicacacchihar citeretfor 4 måneder siden
    You’re firing me? Seriously?’
    Emily slumped back in the chair and folded her arms.
    ‘I wouldn’t say firing, exactly.’ He pressed his hands together in a prayer-like pose under his chin and fixed her with a steely gaze. ‘With regret, I am making you redundant.’
    ‘With regret? That’s what Lord Sugar always says in The Apprentice, when he fires people.’
    ‘It isn’t personal. We’re having to let a few people go.’
    She stood up. ‘How? How can this not be personal?’
    ‘Do you think you could keep your voice down a little, please? We don’t want everyone to hear now, do we?’ He stood up too and walked past her to the windows that separated his private office from the rest of the open-plan area. She turned to watch as he closed the venetian blinds, obliterating the view of Annie from Accounts who was staring, open-mouthed. Annie would probably put a glass to the wall if she thought she could get away with it. Not that you needed a glass with these walls; they were paper-thin.
    He turned back to Emily, put a hand on
  • kiahtkehar citeretfor 8 dage siden
    she walked on, still not sure where she was heading.
  • kiahtkehar citeretfor 8 dage siden
    Sometimes her feet seemed to have a mind of their own. She stood up and walked, without thinking about where she was going.
  • kiahtkehar citeretfor 8 dage siden
    An afternoon off should feel like a treat, only it didn’t. The time stretched ahead of her, empty, purposeless.
  • kiahtkehar citeretfor 8 dage siden
    Emily wondered if she and Peter would walk hand in hand through the park one day when they were that age. She couldn’t picture it somehow.
  • kiahtkehar citeretfor 8 dage siden
    She paused to rub a stem of rosemary between her fingers, allowing the heady scent to transport her back to childhood for a moment, and the smell of her mother’s roast lamb
  • Maysam Elzeinhar citeretfor 16 dage siden
    First published in the UK in 2023 by Head of Zeus, part of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • kiahtkehar citeretsidste måned
    In her imagination, she’d wandered the streets of Montmartre, sipped coffee in a tiny café beside the Seine and sniffed the lightly scented roses in the Jardin des Tuileries.
  • kiahtkehar citeretsidste måned
    her imagination, she’d wandered the streets of Montmartre, sipped coffee in a tiny café beside the Seine and sniffed the lightly scented roses in the Jardin des Tuileries.
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