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Lunching at Laura's
Claire Rayner
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Lunching at Laura's

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Laura's in Soho is the fashionable place to meet and eat. Only a select few can guarantee an advance booking..The food is good, the ambience attractive, buts its success is due to one woman alone, and that is Laura herself. But now Soho is changing, and Laura's is under threat from the property developers.
Paperback, 380 pages
Published April 15th 1988 by ARROW (first published 1986)
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Jul 10, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Disappointed with this one, I found I did not care what happened but did finish it. I could not recommend it, even though I have enjoyed other books by this author.
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I can't believe how much I enjoyed this book which I found by accident recently at a book swap. A real change from reading book after book of "chick lit", some of which was disappointing, and I really welcomed the mature style of writing. This is one of the classic family sagas that were popular in the 1970s and 1980s before the chick lit movement really took hold some 10 years later. Laura's is a Hungarian restaurant in Soho which has been in the same immigrant family for over a hundred years a ...more
Janith Pathirage
There's nothing special about this book, but it didn't disappoint me either. The story was not very touchy but it's all about how adults love and deal with their own day today struggles. The love story's very delicate and one can't expect anything more from a hard working, ambitious woman like Laura. Pretty average but a good read
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Claire Berenice Rayner OBE (née Berk; born 22 January 1931) is an English journalist best known for her role for many years as an agony aunt.

Rayner is Vice-President (and former President) of the British Humanist Association, a Distinguished Supporter of the Humanist Society of Scotland and an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society. She is also a prominent supporter of the British repu
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