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Win a set of Before The Coffee Gets Cold for your book club

This intriguingly low-key time-travel story centres on a hundred-year-old coffee shop in Tokyo. Here customers can choose to travel back in their lives when they take a particular chair, providing they stick to the protocol: you cannot leave the seat, you cannot change the past and you must leave before your coffee gets cold. ‘My characters can’t change the present, even if sad things happen, like a disaster or the death of a lover,’ says Kawaguchi. ‘I wanted to write about how people must face reality.’ All four characters who we travel with are women who are on a quest to understand loves and losses, decisions and responsibilities. One to provoke discussion.


We have three sets of six copies of this month’s Book Club Choice for your reading group. For your chance to win, enter your details below before 23.59 on March 3.


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