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Table Manners

Maureen O' Brien

La Jazz Café and Restaurant is an institution in town. It's watched three generations grow, develop, leave and return, and it could write a book of stories. Oh wait, it did! It can tell you about Arthur, about to complete his circle of life. And it could tell you about Jas, who sometimes feels like a circus juggler with all the responsibilities she has to constantly shuffle. It could tell you about Cyril and Jane as they try to figure out a whole new life together. It could tell you about Slick Flick, the man no-one likes, and about Sydney who loves too easily. If it was inclined to, it could even reveal some pretty well-hidden or even dirty little secrets. But it won't. Well, not all, anyway. After all, this grand old dame still has a little class left. Besides, if it told all, there'd be nothing left for you to read about!

You'll meet some interesting people, with intriguing stories from the guests who populate the tables at La Jazz, discover some surprising and unexpected twists, and learn that often our lives can be unexpectedly intertwined like a patchwork quilt.

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Maureen made a C- (note) change from the financial industry almost twenty years ago to focus her creative energies as a full-time musician, then writer. She has published numerous business e-books, is an award-winning songwriter who gravitated to writing cabaret then stage musicals about six years ago. She wrote/produced/directed seven original theatre productions in five years. She runs multiple blogs, and she writes E-material for private clients and community groups. Table Manners originally started life as one of her stage productions and has been adapted to become her first novel.